Identity politics continues to demolish the NFL, as “deplorable” fans stay away from even the most heated rivalries like the Thursday night match up between the Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys.
To be fair, Thursday games are always a little tricky with crowds. While not as bad as they are on the West Coast (where the start time is 5:25), it’s certainly possible that a crowd for a mid week game with a 7:25 local start will be late arriving.
But the best guess is that most of these empty seats are because both the Redskins and Dallas are essentially out of the playoff race in the NFC. Whatever the reason, that’s certainly not a picture that anyone in the NFL wants to see.
The game started off at 7:30 PM in Arlington and thousands of seats were still available well into the first quarter (courtesy of The Gateway Pundit)…
Late arriving, maybe not arriving, crowd tonight at AT&T Stadium. That’s what two 5-6 teams will do. pic.twitter.com/cIhJXkmHN3
— Drew Davison (@drewdavison) December 1, 2017
About to kickoff at AT&T Stadium for Redskins at Cowboys … and it’s empty in here … the white is empty seats: pic.twitter.com/mfqEFCogS9
— Brandon George (@DMN_George) December 1, 2017
Maybe it will fill in, but lots of empty seats at game time. pic.twitter.com/qXKWzaxRFx
— Bobby Belt (@BobbyBeltTX) December 1, 2017
— Kimberley A. Martin (@ByKimberleyA) December 1, 2017
I’ve honestly seen more people show up for a high school game at AT&T Stadium than I do tonight pic.twitter.com/kCyPMhD7HO
— Master Tesfatsion (@MasterTes) December 1, 2017
— Pat Doney (@PatDoneyNBC5) December 1, 2017
Better picture of seats open in Dallas for the opening possession tonight. pic.twitter.com/OLVkAYrM4r
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) December 1, 2017
— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) December 1, 2017