If you’re one of the many NFL fans that are not happy and even downright ticked off at the way the players are getting more and more involved in weekly protests and you’ve purchased ‘NFL Sunday Ticket’ on Direct TV – there’s good news coming your way.
Reports from ESPN and the Wall Street Journal state that Direct TV is going to offer refunds to those that would like their money back for what the players are doing kneeling or protesting in some form or fashion during the National Anthem.
Here’s part of ESPN’s coverage:
DirecTV is offering unprecedented refunds for fans who want to cancel their NFL Sunday Ticket package, if they inform the company that they are doing so due to the recent protests during the national anthem, a source confirmed.
Once the season starts, fans usually cannot cancel their subscriptions, but AT&T, which owns DirecTV, decided to change the policy due to the sensitivity of the issue. The price of the package, which allows fans to get out-of-market games, is about $280.
An AT&T spokesperson declined to confirm the cancellation policy and said the company would have no numbers to share.
The exemption was first reported by The Wall Street Journal.
Roughly 180 players chose not to stand for the national anthem in Week 3, while three teams — the Tennessee Titans, Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks — did not come to the sideline for the anthem. On Monday night, the Dallas Cowboys chose to kneel in unison before the anthem.
It’s a bold move by AT&T, who now owns Direct TV, to allow those to cancel their order now three weeks into the NFL season, but it also should shed some goodwill as a lot of fans have voiced their displeasure over the players not taking full part in the National Anthem.