The NFL is rotting from within.
The anti-American protests have made the league radioactive, and the commissioner too frightened to act.
As the fallout spreads further, the NFL continues to ignore a growing problem that could ultimately destroy the league.
NFL ratings and stadium attendance are in a race to the bottom. Despite matchups with playoff implications or pleasant weather in December, fans are not showing up.
Week 13 doesn’t appear to be the National Football League’s lucky number as photos of stadiums across the league still show an awful lot of empty seats. Meanwhile, the sad in-person attendance mirrors the continually plummeting TV ratings.
With last week’s Thursday Night Football and Monday Night Football broadcasts closing out Week 12 with new lows in metered markets, and despite the nearly $90 million in social justice spending for players to end their constant, anti-American protests during the national anthem, Week 13 began with tens of thousands of empty seats in stadiums everywhere.
To note just a few…
Met Life stadium, for one, didn’t show too much life as the New York Jets faced down the Kansas City Chiefs in a close 38-31 game.
Lots of empty seats at MetLife Stadium midway through the second quarter.
Then, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida, as the Dolphins defeated the Denver Broncos, it seems fans weren’t very interested in coming out to see the 35-9 blowout. Empty, green-backed seats are seen everywhere in these photos:
End of 1st wtr Broncos @ Dolphins. Everyone who is gonna be here is already here, about 40K out of 65K seats (~60% attendance). Lots of empty seats, selling for $19 (say our seatmates). @NFL @NFLPA kneeling = $millions lost revenue. #HowToKillASport @EmptySeatsPics
Chicago fans stayed home from the Bears’ Soldier Field despite the fact that the temperatures in the Windy City seemed more like Spring than Winter. The San Francisco 49ers barely squeaked by to top the Bears 15-14 and played to a lot of empty seats:
Empty seats at kickoff of a gorgeous day.
Even though the Minnesota Vikings blanked the Atlanta Falcons 14-9, fans found better things to do than to turn up at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Empty red seats were plentiful.
Lots of empty seats for the biggest game of the NFL week…
To make matters worse, the league gave in to demands from protesting players and made a commitment to donate $89 million to progressive activist causes.
But apparently it wasn’t enough.
Some players walked away from the deal, and now the left-wing media are criticizing the players who negotiated the money for the causes.
More from Breitbart:
Friday, ESPN “First Take” moderator Molly Qerim ripped into the “audacity” of members of the NFL Players Coalition like Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and former wide receiver Anquan Boldin to accept a deal with the NFL to provide financial support to players’ community-activism while other members like San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid and Miami Dolphins safety Michael Thomas did not approve.
Qerim argued that since Kaepernick “sacrificed his career” for his protests and was ultimately left out of the agreement between the group of players and the league, the deal feels “a little dirty.”
Partial transcript from Qerim’s “Final Take” segment as follows:
What I really find unfortunate is how this has all ended. We kept asking what’s the end game for these protests. I’ll tell you what it is. The protests were potentially sold for $89 million. So let me get this straight, Kaepernick sacrificed his career, dreams and reputation fighting for social justice because he was shown he couldn’t do both — be an activist and be in the league. But in the end, the players coalition allegedly agrees to a deal with a price tag and Colin’s left out of it. Tell me that doesn’t feel a little dirty.
Everything in life cannot be bought. And instead, Malcolm Jenkins and Anquan Boldin did just that, making a deal “in good faith” with the NFL and in return, Jenkins will no longer protest. First of all, who makes deals in good faith? This is 2017. Get those specifics in writing.
It’s disgusting how Boldin and Jenkins, two players with long track records of charitable work in the community, get thrown under the bus by the left because they didn’t bend the knee to Chairman Kaepernick.
Meanwhile Kaepernick stacks up award after award from leftist organizations as he watches his former league burn.