DirecTV Offering Refunds on NFL Packages Over Anthem Protests

If you “dish” it out, you gotta be able to take it.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that satellite cable provider DirecTV is allowing “at least some customers” to cancel subscriptions to its NFL Sunday Ticket package as long as they cite the anthem protests as a reason.

“Sunday Ticket’s regular policy doesn’t allow refunds once the season is under way,” the report notes. “But [DirecTV] representatives said they are making exceptions this season—which began in September—in response to the protests, in which players kneel or link arms during the national anthem.”

A Sunday Ticket package costs nearly $300 and DirecTV noted handling a “high volume of calls to cancel.” Those subscriptions account for $1.5 billion a year in revenue for DirecTV and the NFL.

Former Sunday Ticket customers took to Twitter to announce their cancellations:






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