The widespread disrespect for the National Anthem is a growing anti-American atrocity.
With every NFL team showing some sort of protest during our anthem over the weekend, fans responded with boos, burning of team merchandise, or boycotting the NFL altogether.
But DirecTV is responding in an awesome way to frustrated NFL fans.
DirecTV and the NFL have an exclusive deal together, the Sunday NFL Ticket. This package can show every single game to subscribers for an approximate fee of $300.
But now DirecTV has offered to refund subscribers’ money back if they had an issue with their team protesting the National Anthem.
Their decision followed President Trump’s call to boycott the NFL for their utter disregard to the nation’s symbols and the millions who have died to protect the meaning of them.
And DirecTV has nothing to gain here with their offer.
They will lose money, but they will also gain a moral conscience.
Though, let’s face it, if they didn’t offer to refund subscriptions they would’ve likely faced rampant cancelations.
The Los Angeles Times reports:
“DirecTV subscribers who want to drop the NFL Sunday Ticket because of protests during the national anthem before games are being offered refunds, according to multiple media sources.
Typically customers are not allowed to downgrade or cancel their Sunday Ticket packages once the NFL’s regular season starts, but the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg spoke to DirecTV service representatives who indicated refunds will be given to people who cite the protests as their reason for wanting to end the service.
The Wall Street Journal also spoke with some DirecTV subscribers who indicated the same.
“I honestly didn’t think I’d get a refund,” subscriber Marc Hoffman said. “I know their guidelines. I just wanted to make a point.”
The Journal noted that DirecTV had varying responses regarding the refunds.
Some service representatives said no refunds would be given, while one said only customers with certain packages would get the refund.
Still another said the refund would be prorated for the remainder of the season.
DirecTV parent AT&T and the NFL declined to comment to the Wall Street Journal on the matter.
The Sunday Ticket package can cost close to $300.
The kneeling protests began last year when then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem to protest social injustice. Several other players since have followed the practice.
Last week, President Trump called for NFL owners to fire all players who protest in such a manner, leading to widespread demonstrations by players during the most recent games.”
At first it was hard to confirm whether or not this was true because the Wall Street Journal reported they had received mixed messages.
But it turns out it was true and people took to Twitter to say so.
I just got a full refund from DirecTV Sunday Ticket. I cancelled because of the NFL protest. You can do the same call 1-866-431-8482
— Nick Tisone (@wtfrwedn) September 27, 2017
— David Copass (@DavidCopass) September 27, 2017
So if you have the Sunday NFL Ticket and you want to cancel, call the number. Don’t waste a single cent more on a product that doesn’t deliver.