DirecTV to issue refunds for Sunday Ticket for fans upset over protests

by Antonio Miles September 28, 2017, 0:26
DirecTV to issue refunds for Sunday Ticket for fans upset over protests

DirecTV is reportedly offering refunds to customers who want to cancel their subscription to NFL Sunday Ticket over players' national anthem protests.

According to the New York Post, the company does not typically refund money for the specialty package, which allows viewers to see a complete slate of professional football games.

Some Twitter users on Wednesday praised DirecTV's move, while others criticized the exemption, which was first reported by The Wall Street Journal.

In the wake of hundreds of NFL players and coaching staff members either protesting the national anthem or not even taking the field while it plays, many fans have called to boycott the games.

A spokesperson for DirecTV's parent company, AT&T, declined comment to the Wall Street Journal.

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Once the season starts, fans usually are stuck with their subscription, but AT&T, which owns DirecTV, made a decision to change the policy due to the sensitivity of the issue.

The protests, which former 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick started last season as a way to raise awareness about police brutality, have remained a polarizing issue.

That set off a firestorm in American sports, as several players from various leagues either spoke out against the president or knelt or stayed in the locker room or locked arms during the national anthem.

"For people to disrespect that by kneeling during the playing of our national anthem, I think is disgraceful", Trump said on Tuesday. Some service representatives said no refunds would be given, while one said only customers with certain packages would get the refund. In fact, many players have said that they will continue protesting, so this may be a sign of things to come.

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