The plague of empty seats which has befallen the National Football League reached biblical proportions this week, as teams continued to find it hard to fill stadiums.
Naturally, a large number of players also continued their anti-American protests during the playing of the national anthem as Week 14 rolled into stadiums everywhere. And as a result, ticket prices are plummeting.
The league is having such a tough time finding fans to fill seats that some tickets are selling for the unheard of price of three dollars a seat, Breitbart Sports reported on Sunday. In many cases tickets are selling for prices lower than the cost of buying a beer or a hot dog in most stadiums!
But even at these near give-away prices, photos of empty stadiums are still chocking social media as the league’s Week 14 begins.
While the Green Bay Packers downed the Cleveland Browns in a 27-21 final, not many fans were around to see the loss at FirstEnergy Stadium. A sea of empty bright orange seats filled the stadium:
— DigitalDaddy (@digital_lif3) December 10, 2017
— Jonathan Adkins (@Producer_Jon) December 10, 2017
Also in the Buckeye State, the Cincinnati Bengals got slammed 33-7 by the Chicago Bears, but fans stayed away in droves. One fan even noted ticket prices were down to $18 a seat.
— George Smith (@georgesmithtv) December 10, 2017
— Jared Wadley (@jared_wadley) December 10, 2017
But Cincinnati may have fared better than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond Stadium when the Detroit Lions came to town to beat the Bucs 24-21. There seemed like more empty red seats than fans in Florida.
15 minutes before the Tampa Bay Bucs and Detroit Lions kickoff. A lot of empty seats and A LOT of blue pic.twitter.com/w5Pzi8qsfp
— Katherine Smith (@katsmithsports) December 10, 2017
Lots of empty seats can be seen in this video of the Cheer team strutting9 their stuff in Florida:
Our ???? bringing the ????as usual ???? pic.twitter.com/0q3gX1Zq5z
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) December 10, 2017
You can see more images of the devastating effects the NFL Anthem protesters have brought to their league here.