Survey Says NFL Is the Most Hated Sport In USA For 3 Consecutive Month
For the third straight month, the NFL registered as the most hated major sport in America according to a newly released survey.
All thanks to black-supremacist, racist ingrates protesting the very nation that made them rich beyond their wildest dreams.
The Winston Group Sports Survey released last week found the NFL was ranked “unfavorable” by 38 percent of respondents, the highest percentage of any major professional sport as well as college football and basketball.
Major League Baseball had the highest favorable rating at 63 percent and lowest unfavorable at 15 percent, while the NFL still has a 48 percent favorable rating.
“Major League Baseball continues to have the best sports brand by a significant margin,” said the survey. “The NFL had been competitive, but since the kneeling controversy it fell significantly behind, and this survey continues to demonstrate that trend.”
The poll, conducted Nov. 29-30, offered some good news for the NFL: The 38 percent unfavorable figure represented a slight improvement from the 40 percent unfavorable rating registered in September and October.
It appears that those vowing to boycott the NFL have been slipping, and have begun watching games again.
In August, prior to the start of the season, the NFL’s unfavorable rating was just 23 percent, but spiked in the aftermath of criticism over the kneeling from President Trump, which prompted an increase in the number of players refusing to stand for the anthem.
The NFL’s 48 percent favorable rating in the most recent survey was also slightly higher, up from 44 percent in the previous two months, according to the survey of 1,000 registered voters.
“The question is whether this is a small start back toward the original brand standing, or a settling-in process for the new brand standing of the NFL with the public,” said the Winston Groupanalysis.
2ndVote, a conservative business watchdog group, warned that the NFL could suffer long-term damage to its brand if the protests continue.
“It is becoming more and more clear that the NFL may be unable to reverse the damage caused by the National Anthem protests and could be facing huge public opinion problems, and losses of advertising dollars for that matter,” said 2ndVote.
The NFL’s ratings woes continue apace, with the league posting a season-low “Thursday Night Football” television audience in the Week 15 game between two teams with losing records, the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts, according to Deadline Hollywood.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has pointed out that the games are still more popular than most programming, rejecting the premise that the league’s best days may be behind it, reports the Washington Times.
The protests over racism and social injustice began during the 2016 season over the deaths of black men at the hands of police.
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