AT&T's DirecTV has announced they will change their policy. The company's Their NFL Sunday Ticket subscribers can get a refund due to protests.
President Donald Trump's criticism of players who kneel during the national anthem sparked angry protests around the National Football League Sunday, as about 200 players sat, knelt or raised their fists in defiance.
A week ago, just six players protested.
A recent survey showed that NFL viewership is up a whopping 3% higher than they were last year at this time. However, with news of refunds, the numbers may be going down if you’re a DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket subscriber.
Once the season starts, fans usually can’t cancel their subscriptions, but AT&T, which owns DirecTV, has decided to change their long standing policy due to the sensitivity of the issue. The price of the package, which allows fans to get out-of-market games, is about $280.
But now, after this past weekend’s NFL anthem protests, DirecTV is offering unprecedented refunds for fans who want to cancel their NFL Sunday Ticket package, if they inform the company that they are doing so due to the recent protests during the national anthem.
Some football fans may use it as an excuse due to the poor start of their favorite team.