The direct negative effects of Colin Kaepernick’s decision to not standing during the National Anthem are starting to show. Kaepernick says he’s received death threats, and the NFL is also losing viewers for his actions.
“I’ve had a few come my way, but not too concerned about it,” Kaepernick said Tuesday while inside the 49ers locker room.
Kaepernick also added that he does not alert team security when he receives these threats because, “to me, if something like that were to happen, you’ve proved my point and it will be loud and clear for everyone why it happened, and that would move this movement forward at a greater speed than what it is even now.”
“Granted, it’s not how I want it to happen, but that’s the realization of what could happen. I knew there were other things that came along with this when I first stood up and spoke about it. It’s not something I haven’t thought about.”
According to a recent Yahoo Poll, 44 percent of fans claim they would actually stop watching the NFL if the protests continue.
The poll also shows that 47 percent of Americans oppose Kaepernick’s protest, only 32 percent support it leaving 21 percent either neutral on the issue.
A #boycottNFL hashtag has also been seen on Twitter and is urging people to send a message to the NFL that American’s won’t tolerate what they are seeing and will stay home from games, turn off the TV, and refuse to buy NFL merchandise.
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