For many people, fall Sundays involve watching NFL football games. Despite scandals, cheating, players running afoul of the law, and the long-term effects of repeated head trauma, it remains the most popular sport in the United States.
More recently, scores of players have taken to kneeling during the pregame playing of the national anthem as a form of protest against social issues. Even celebrities outside the sport have joined in. And President Donald Trump has voiced his opinion, admonishing the players who knelt for the national anthem.
Now, some establishments are protesting the protests, hoping to put a small dent in the NFL’s bottom line. If you’re planning on going out to a restaurant to watch NFL games, you’ll be out of luck at these places. First, let’s quickly look at what led to all the rhetoric, and then the specific restaurants boycotting the NFL.