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JUST IN: DirecTV Fires MASSIVE Shot At NFL For Allowing Anthem Protests

A massive company like DirecTV (AT&T) is one of the first to recognize that anthem-kneeling is NOT acceptable and it’s making Americans quite angry.

To go out on a limb to make their patriotic customers happy is a big financial risk and we can’t possibly praise them more for having the stones to do it. They will be rewarded in the end for this!

Fox Business reports:

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

Under Sunday Ticket’s regular policy, refunds are not to be given once the season is underway. But the representatives said they are making exceptions this season — which began in September — because of the controversy over the protests, in which players kneel or link arms during the national anthem.

Spokesmen for DirecTV-parent AT&T Inc. (T) and the National Football League declined to comment.

The shift is the latest twist in a controversy that has divided the nation after President Donald Trump blasted players who took a knee during the anthem and said they should be fired. He has called on people to walk out of stadiums when players are kneeling, and has continued to express his displeasure over the protests.

“For people to disrespect that by kneeling during the playing of our national anthem, I think is disgraceful,” Mr. Trump said on Tuesday.

Several teams have issued statements defending the rights of their players to express their opinion or have otherwise shown solidarity with them, as has the league.

Not only are the political stakes high but the business ones are too. Football draws the biggest TV audiences of American sports and is important to the bottom line of a host of major media companies. Sunday Ticket is one of the NFL’s premier franchises, earning it $1.5 billion a year in licensing revenue, and is a major customer draw for DirecTV.

Also, here’s the official “I Proudly Stand For The Anthem” t-shirt (we have hoodie and v-neck options, too!) that has part of the proceeds going to the National Coalition of Homeless Veterans!

 

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Steve Lopeman

    September 26, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    They better make a stand cause it won’t only be NFL but all sports venues I will turn off

  2. Marian Strickland

    September 26, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    I I am a die hard NFL fan but am very seriously considering cancelling my NFL Sunday ticket and boycotting both my team and the entire NFL. Obviously, as a citizen of the United States of America, we all have the right to express our views. The issue is the venue and the disrespect shown for our active military, our veterans, and our first responders, both dead and alive. These NFL athletes and coaches are using a stage, their workplace, that forces us, the fans, to be subjected to their disrespect of our country and its heroes. I truly love the game of football, but their actions in the arena of NFL football are unacceptable to me.
    I pray that they will come to a realization that there are appropriate areas in which to launch their protests.

  3. Bob Minor

    September 27, 2017 at 1:13 am

    I probably would but since it was part of a promotional package by AT&T to get new subscribers after they bought DirectTV and was included for FREE……..I can hardly ask for a refund.

    The best I can do is just not bother to watch…which is a very difficult choice to make since not only don’t I care for the antics of highly compensated gladiators who have been pampered through high school, college, and now the pros but I’m fed up with the entire world of American sports broadcasting which has everything to do with personalities and too little to do with the actual game or sport they’re covering.

    They have a right to do what they’re doing and I have a right to tune them out so I can enjoy my down time.

  4. Betty O Willard

    September 27, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    I am a Direct Subscriber for many, many years. This is my favorite thing of their doings.
    Love it and hope people take advantage right now.

  5. John

    September 29, 2017 at 3:15 am

    Canceled mine, thanks direct.

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