The National Football League will turn fans off if they continue to push a political agenda, Fox News host Sean Hannity said Monday on “Fox and Friends.”
NFL players have taken a knee and even not participated during the national anthem at the start of recent games.
“You’re spending a thousand dollars to go to a football game and it’s going to insult so many Americans,” Hannity said. “I don’t believe in boycotts, but naturally people are going to get turned off and turn away.”
The anthem should be an opportunity to unite around the flag, Hannity said.
“It’s a moment to unite around our flag, our nation, our anthem,” Hannity said.
If the NFL doesn’t tone down political behavior, fans will stop watching and revenue will continue to slip, according to Hannity.
“Players are going to see their contract numbers begin to go down, and once it starts hurting their bottom line I think they’re going to realize, maybe the American people would rather see football and would rather join and honor their country first,” Hannity said.
Hannity thinks most NFL fans view the flag as sacred, and want it to be treated with respect.
“The fans of football, there’s probably not one of them that don’t know somebody that went and fought and bled and died for the country. And they fought under that flag, and that anthem means a lot to Americans,” he concluded.
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