The National Anthem protests have basically ruined the NFL. Something that millions of Americans used to enjoy was hijacked by the far left and made toxic. Not only are millions of people no longer watching, they have a negative view of the league.
The Washington Times reports:
NFL posts highest unfavorable rating of any major sport for third straight month
The NFL registered the highest unfavorable rating of any major U.S. sport for the third straight month in a newly released survey, a hit attributed in part to the ongoing protests during the national anthem.
The Winston Group Sports Survey released last week found the NFL was ranked “unfavorable” by 38 percent of respondents, the highest percentage of any major professional sport as well as college football and basketball.
Major League Baseball had the highest favorable rating at 63 percent and lowest unfavorable at 15 percent, while the NFL notched a 48 percent favorable rating.
“Major League Baseball continues to have the best sports brand by a significant margin,” said the survey. “The NFL had been competitive, but since the kneeling controversy it fell significantly behind, and this survey continues to demonstrate that trend.”
The poll, conducted Nov. 29-30, offered some good news for the NFL: The 38 percent unfavorable figure represented a slight improvement from the 40 percent unfavorable rating registered in September and October.
Even if they tried to rescue the NFL at this point, there’s no guarantee it would work. The brand has been ruined.