National anthem protests have been a controversial topic recently and have caused the NFL to become one of the most divisive brands in the entire nation.
Ratings have fallen, fans have begun boycotting, and ticket sales have dropped dramatically. Now, TV networks are becoming desperate.
Fox and ESPN have announced they will not be airing the national anthem at all because of all the conflict that has tagged along with it. But they did say that the cameras “are always rolling so if something happens, we will be sure to cover it.”
The anthem is not usually aired live apart from major events, but networks broadcast them last month after President Trump publicly fumed about NFL players who took a knee during the “Star Spangled Banner” to protest treatment of black Americans, particularly by police.
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