Baltimore Ravens President States Anthem Protest Affected Ticket Sales

Dick Cass, president of the Baltimore Ravens, told season ticket holders in a letter that the protest in London adversely affected attendance at this season’s games.  Cass stated, “[w]e had the poor showing in London, complicated by the kneeling of a dozen players during the national anthem.  That became an emotional and divisive issue. . . .We had a significant number of no-shows in the past. . . but this year has been different.  There are a number of reasons for the no-shows, but surely the onetime protest in London has been a factor.”