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GALLUP SAYS NFL #TAKEAKNEE #FISTS PROTESTS HAVE DRIVEN AWAY FANS


Early today, I published NFL #TAKEAKNEE #FIST PROTESTS: A LESSON IN FAILING AT PERSUASION, in which I revealed how NFL protesting players have violated decorum and thus have insulted NFL fans by protesting during the playing of the national anthem.

Today, the Gallup Organization has released highlights of a public opinion poll, which reveals the NFL is losing fans (Pro Football Losing Fans; Other Sports Holding Steady).


While of Jeffrey M. Jones Gallup cites the protests during the anthem as one cause, Jones also suggests that domestic violence cases involving players and concussion-related violence have contributed to the decline.

Interestingly, those who identify as Republicans as well as those who identify as Independents have left the NFL behind in double-digits.



As well, it is mostly middle-aged, highly-educated white males have who have dropped the NFL. This fails to surprise as the NFL protesting players essentially are protesting against American whites.