The NFL Is Starting To Panic About Stadiums Full Of Empty Seats

The rise of people like Colin Kaepernick and left wing politics in professional sports has had a devastating effect on the industry. Just ten years ago, it would be unimaginable for a big football game to have lots of empty seats but it’s happening now and the NFL has begun to notice.

The Big Lead reports:

The NFL Is Seriously Concerned With Empty Stadiums

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Week 1 of the NFL season had plenty of important stories worth following, but maybe the most entertaining was the mostly empty stadiums in Los Angeles and Santa Clara. Both the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers had sparse crowds for their home openers, and that has not gone unnoticed by the NFL.

Ian Rapoport’s report (try and say that fast five times) above shows that the league is clearly worried about the optics of half-filled stadiums. And they should be. It’s embarrassing for the league.

This is what the 49ers crowd looked like at the start of the second half in Week 1:

And here’s what the Rams crowd looked like in the first quarter:

People don’t go to ball games to be lectured to about politics. The NFL should get their act together or more people will vote with their wallets.

 

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