Taking a knee: How Colin Kaepernick started an NFL movement
Are you a football fan who subscribes to NFL Sunday Ticket but also upset with players protesting the national anthem? You may be eligible for a full refund.
Satellite television provider DirecTV is allowing some refunds for their annual NFL service in the wake of this weekend’s protests, a Wall Street Journal report confirms.
While silent anthem protests aren’t new – former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the action last year – the fire was stoked this past weekend after President Donald Trump made disparaging comments at a rally and on social media toward players who don’t stand while “The Star-Spangled Banner” plays before each game. Trump said players who kneel or sit are “disrespecting the flag,” called them “sons of b------” and said they should be fired.
The league responded with some teams standing with arms locked, while some teams stayed in the locker room during the anthem. Also, more players were sitting or kneeling. Even Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones knelt with his team.
The package, which goes for about $280 at its max price, normally can’t be canceled once the NFL season kicks off. However, WSJ reports that customers can be reimbursed if they say they’re canceling due to the protests.
Twitter users sounded off on the news: