The NFL has a politics problem.

Ever since latest social justice warrior, Colin Kaepernick, began protesting the national anthem, NFL fans who want a break from politics have been tuning out.

And the problem has only gotten worse as more players have begun to throw their left-wing beliefs in their fans’ faces.

For the third week in a row, NFL ratings are down.

CBS Boston reports:

Sports Business Daily reported Monday that the overnight ratings for Sunday Night Football between the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears drew 18.62 million viewers and scored a 12.9 in the Neilsen ratings, which is down from 13.7 in Week 2 and 13.9 in Week 3 a year ago. Elsewhere, the early-afternoon regional slate of games on CBS dropped by 18 percent compared to Week 3 last season while FOX’s 4:25 p.m. game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles (which saw Philly win in a surprisingly one-sided affair) dropped by 1 percent from the same time slot last season. The lone bright spot was FOX’s early-afternoon slot, which went up by about 3 percent.

In less surprising news, the overnight ratings for Monday Night Football paint a bleak picture, too. The game between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints was an absolute barn-burner and a good one for the gamblers and fantasy GMs of the world, but it was going up against the first presidential debate, so a ratings drop was to be expected. MNFscored a 5.7 overnight rating, according to Sports Media Watch, which is about 38 percent lower than last season’s 8.9 in the Week 3 matchup between the Bears and New York Jets.”

While the Presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton was expected to crush the competition on Monday night, the ratings for the NFL season are down across the board.

Sunday Night Football – always the highest rated show of the week – is down 10% from last year.

And Monday Night Football – once the crown jewel of the NFL’s broadcast package – is down 19% from the first four games of last year.

Many attribute their decline in ratings to the increased left-wing activism of NFL players.

Some – like 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick – have protested the anthem by taking a knee.

Others have raised their fist in a gesture of black power.

But in response, some fans have taken to burning Kaepernick’s jersey.

One bar even put his jersey in their urinal.

But by far, the most common fan protest has been the #boycottnfl hash tag on twitter.

Many mocked the idea fans would turn away from America’s most popular sport.

An article on the left-wing site, Fusion, expressed this feeling:

“This isn’t the first time this year that people with questionable motivations have attempted to penalize the NFL for the role it has inadvertently played in transmitting powerful messages about black people in America. Earlier this year, angry opponents of Black Lives Matter organized an unsuccessful anti-Beyoncé gathering outside of the NFL’s headquarters in an attempt to….make themselves heard?

Much in the same way that nobody really showed up to march in front of the NFL’s building, it’s unlikely that people are actually going to give up watching football on opening weekend because they disagree with a player’s political statements.”

But it turns out there are large numbers of fans fed up with the social justice warrior takeover of the NFL.

While there are other reasons the league’s numbers may be down – for example, two theories are that younger Americans are getting rid of cable and the controversies over concussions – the glaringly obvious reason is that fans want a break from the left’s demands to live their politics 24 hours a day, seven days a week.