DirecTV Allows NFL Sunday Ticket Refunds After Anthem Protests

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At least some customers who contact the satellite TV service and cite the players kneeling during pregame performances of the national anthem as a reason for canceling their $280 package are being offered refunds, customer service representatives tell The Wall Street Journal.

The company, owned by AT&T, has a policy that excludes refunds once the National Football League season begins in September.

Rovell is reporting that AT&T has chose to change its policy "due to the sensitivity" of the issue.

The Wall Street Journal also spoke with some DirecTV subscribers who indicated the same.

President Donald Trump said on September 27 that he has spoken with Jones and the owner had suggested his players will stand for the national anthem. He has called on people to walk out of stadiums when players are kneeling, and has continued to express his displeasure over the protests.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans, meanwhile, did not come to the sideline for the Star-Spangled Banner.

The decision comes after hundreds of NFL players knelt for the national anthem this weekend before the start of NFL games to make a statement against racial injustice.

Many fans, meanwhile, booed the players for taking their stance and others have vowed to no longer watch the NFL.

"I don't think you can disrespect our country, our flag, our national anthem", he said during a joint press conference with Spanish Prime Minister Mariana Rajoy.

Trump has doubled down on his stance repeatedly since his controversial remarks. "I've heard that before about, 'Was I preoccupied?' Not at all, not at all". "I want that guy to be one of the smarter guys in the room and it seems like every time he's opening up his mouth it's something that is dividing our country and not pulling us together". All I do is work.

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