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NFL Backlash: Fmr Marine Burns Season Txts DirectTV Giving Refunds

The backlash against football players protesting the National Anthem is building.

Former NFL fans are using social media to burn tickets and team jerseys and some are canceling their NFL Sunday Ticket service.

The New York Post reported on a former marine who was so outraged over the player protests that he burned his season tickets for the Indianapolis Colts in a video.

He decided to burn the tickets to make sure the seats would be empty for the season.

ATT’s DirectTV unit is now allowing subscribers to cancel the TV provider’s NFL Sunday Ticket service.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

DirecTV is letting at least some customers cancel subscriptions to its Sunday Ticket package of NFL games and obtain refunds if they cite players’ national anthem protests as the reason, customer service representatives said Tuesday.

Sunday Ticket’s regular policy doesn’t allow refunds once the season is under way. But the representatives said they are making exceptions this season—which began in September—in response to the protests, in which players kneel or link arms during the national anthem.

In addition, it appears TV viewership of NFL games is also falling.

The NFL allowed players to protest and data is building that the league will pay a financial price for letting the football field become a podium for social protests.

Tom Borelli

Dr. Tom Borelli is a Newsmax TV contributor and radio commentator addressing political issues from a conservative grassroots perspective. As a columnist, he has written for The Washington Times and authored articles for Newsmax Magazine, Newsmax Insider and previously was a co-host with his wife Deneen Borelli on the SiriusXM Patriot channel. Dr. Borelli appeared on numerous television programs, including the highly ranked Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “The Kelly File," and "America’s News Headquarters." He has also appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Making Money with Charles Payne” and “After the Bell” as well as TheBlaze TV’s "The Glenn Beck Program" and "Dana!" Prior to working for public policy organizations, Dr. Borelli was a managing partner with the investment advisory firm of Action Fund Management, LLC and a portfolio manager for the Free Enterprise Action Fund (FEAF) where he used shareholder activism to challenge corporations that sought to profit from the growth of government. During his 25 years with the Altria Group, Inc., he built a foundation in public policy and issues management, drawing from diverse experiences ranging from basic research to corporate affairs. Dr. Borelli served as science fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during the 100th Congress. Dr. Borelli has also published scientific papers on interferon and human leukemia.

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