Some NFL fans are burning their season tickets and team paraphernalia in reaction to anti-Americanism being pushed by various NFL athletes, coaches, and team owners:
Widespread kneeling among NFL players during pre-game recitals of the national anthem began with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who described his political expression as an opposition to "racial injustice," framing America as broadly hostile toward blacks and other non-white persons.
NFL ratings have declined about 10% in the first three weeks of the 2017 season relative to the same time frame last year.
Read about the genesis of Kaepernick's leftist politics here.
Assorted news media outlets such as The New York Times, USA Today, and The Atlantic insist that declining NFL ratings are unrelated to the anti-American political expression of some of its athletes, coaches, and team owners.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized the NFL for its handling of the protests on Twitter:
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