POLL: Sixty Percent Of People Disapprove Of The Way The NFL Has Handled Anthem Protests

Roger Goodell is asking for a ton of money to continue running the NFL but his employers might want to check out this poll before agreeing to his demands. The public is not happy about the way the anthem protests were handled.

The Hill reports:

Poll: Majority disapprove of NFL commissioner’s handling of protests

A majority of voters disapprove of how NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has handled player protests during the national anthem, a new poll finds.

According to data from The Harris Poll, 60 percent said they disapprove of Goodell’s handling of the matter. Fifty-five percent said Goodell has handled the issue in a way that has made both sides unhappy.

A strong majority, 77 percent, said the players should stand for the anthem. Fifty-nine percent said there should be a rule requiring the players to do so.

Goodell has a 50 percent approval rating, the poll found, although 56 percent of self-described hardcore fans say they disapprove of the job Goodell is doing.

The survey comes at a sensitive time for Goodell, who is in the process of renegotiating a new contract. That process has become complicated by reports that Goodell is seeking $50 million a year and lifetime use of a private jet, although the NFL has disputed those reports. Goodell makes about $30 million a year presently.

It’s amazing how badly they have messed this up and isolated so many fans.

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