The Thursday Night Football matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the St. Louis Rams proved that the NFL is in danger after internet users posted photos showing tons of empty seats in Levi’s Stadium.
Thursday night football. Time for kickoff. pic.twitter.com/SinMLDH6AD
— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) September 22, 2017
An ESPN reporter said there were 63,500 tickets sold to the game, but that the 0-2 home team was unable attract that many people.
Some blamed Colin Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback who was the first player to controversially kneel during the national anthem, for causing many to boycott this NFL season altogether.
— Lacrosse Vigilante (@LaxVigilante) September 15, 2017