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A new poll finds that 33 percent of responding NFL fans said they boycotted the 2017 season by refusing to watch or attend games, and former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick was the leading reason.
The survey from SurveyMonkey and Ozy Media found that a large number of fans stopped watching the NFL on TV this season and Kaepernick was cited as the main reason both for detractors and fans of his protests, Yahoo Finance reported.
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The survey was conducted from Dec. 8-11 of 2017 and polled 1,726 adults ages 18 and up. Of the respondents, 1,233 said they were football fans.
The main question on the topic asked respondents the following: “Did you purposely stop watching or attending NFL games this season for any reason?”
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The largest number who answered “yes” went on to note that they were boycotting the NFL because they were angry about the national anthem protests invented by former second-string quarterback Colin Kaepernick. 22 percent cited their anger at Kaepernick’s protests and their support of President Donald Trump as the reason they were boycotting.
However, Kaepernick also figured in among boycotters who are fans of his protests. 12 percent said they boycotted the 2017 season because Kaepernick had not been signed to a new team for the season.
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Another 22 percent said were boycotting the NFL during...
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