The National Football League continues to struggle with sagging ratings and empty stadiums as furious fans opted to stay home or change the channel over the weekend; raising alarm bells throughout the NFL as player protests continue their second month.

With television viewership down double digits, NFL owners and officials were stunned to see stadiums throughout the country at half capacity during kickoff, highlighting fans frustrations as players continue to “take a knee” during the performance of the ‘Star-Spangled Banner.’

Images of the empty arenas appeared on social media within minutes, with some in attendance pointing out “My estimate -2/3 empty at kickoff.”

The NFL has been struggling to regain its footing following weeks of players choosing to “take a knee” during the performance of the US national anthem.

The ensuing controversy gained national attention when President Trump called for a total boycott of the NFL until officials and owners require players to stand during the ‘Star-Spangled Banner.’

h/t Breitbart News