DirecTV refunds Sunday Ticket subscribers who are upset over National Football League protests

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DirecTV allowing NFL refunds around player protests
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28 September, 2017

The Wall Street Journal reports DirecTV representatives have offered different answers when contacted, but multiple customers have said they've received at least some refunds when citing the anthem protests as their reason for canceling the NFL Sunday Ticket service. Although, a spokesman for AT&T - which owns DirecTV - would neither confirm or deny, per Rovell.

Direct TV is offering refunds to NFL fans over the recent national anthem protests.

The actions of the players angered many and apparently led to some calling DirecTV and cancelling their subscriptions to the popular Sunday Ticket package.

The $280 package is usually something fans can't cancel once the season begins.

"I honestly didn't think I'd get a refund", subscriber Marc Hoffman said.

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The policy here isn't clear: The Wall Street Journal reported that the representatives they talked to had various interpretations of how the refunds actually work.

Once the season starts, fans usually can not cancel their subscriptions, but AT&T, which owns DirecTV, made a decision to change the policy due to the sensitivity of the issue.

- The national anthem protests might cost the NFL a big chunk of change. In fact, many believe that is the reason Kaepernick, who became a free agent in March, has been unable to latch on with an National Football League team.

The protests during the National Anthem have targeted the treatment of racial minorities, particularly police-involved shootings of African-Americans, and started with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick past year.

President Donald Trump fanned the flames of the debate during a speech at a rally in Alabama supporting Luther Strange's primary campaign. On Monday night, the Dallas Cowboys chose to kneel in unison before the anthem.


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