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Major League Baseball risks losing the last of its politics-weary viewers after moving game over Georgia’s election law

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05.04.2021

In a rather amusing coincidence, a poll came out the same day revealing that 34.5% of fans are watching fewer sports due to political and social messaging by leagues and players.

As the saying goes, ‘get woke, go broke’, and the poll, conducted by YouGov/Yahoo News, robustly reinforces that mantra.

According to the poll, nearly half of all Americans changed their viewing habits in the wake of last summer’s social justice protests at sporting events, with 34.5% watching less and 11% watching more.

Apparently, performative virtue signaling like kneeling during the anthem, adorning stadiums and arenas with ‘Black Lives Matter’, and millionaire NBA players wearing jerseys with such inanities written on the back as “Love Us,” “See Us,” and “Group Economics” is a turn off to many people. Imagine that.

As the YouGov/Yahoo news poll reveals, significant numbers of fans across the political spectrum are tuning out, with 19% of Democrats, 53% of Republicans, and most importantly, 38.6% of Independents, decreasing their sports consumption due to social justice and political advocacy at games.

The television ratings for sports in 2020 reflect the poll results and the frustration many feel toward the constant sloganeering and political pandering.

In 2020, the ratings........

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