Are you a former NFL fan angry about the players’ disrespect of the National Anthem?
Hit the NFL where it hurts.
In addition to not buying the expensive tickets to watch NFL teams play, this is what you can do:
(1) Get a refund from DirecTV
2ndVote reports that DirecTV, a subsidiary of AT&T, is offering customers a full refund for the NFL Sunday Ticket package if you want to cancel it because of opposition to the anthem protests.
Sunday Ticket is a premium package that allows out-of-market customers to watch games that are broadcast regionally on CBS and Fox affiliates. Football fans purchase this package as an add-on to their DirecTV service for $280. DirecTV pays the NFL around $1.5 billion each year for the exclusive rights to carry the package. That means DirecTV must sell at least 5.35 million Sunday Ticket packages just to break even.
While the the fee for Sunday Ticket is typically non-refundable, DirecTV is willing to take the hit at a considerable cost in order to keep customers from cancelling their entire subscription.
To cancel your DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket package:
(2) Boycott businesses that sponsor the NFL
The decision by DirecTV to refund these fees is evidence NFL fans’ outrage is having an effect and that companies that do business with the NFL are starting to worry about their bottom line.
Here’s a list of companies that sponsor the NFL Players Association (NFLPA). Click the company’s name to tell them why you are boycott their business:
- Campbell’s Soup Company
- Castrol (BP)
- Courtyard Marriott
- Hyundai Motor America
- Mars Snackfood
- News America (News Corp/Fox Entertainment Group)
- Papa John’s
- Procter & Gamble
- Quaker Oats
Anheuser Busch (Budweiser) wants to know your feelings about the NFL, they are considering pulling their advertising. Call 1-800 342 5283 and press 1.
H/t FOTM‘s stlonginus, maziel & TPR.