AT&T’s DirecTV Is Giving Refunds on NFL Packages Due to Protests

Subscribers to AT& T Incorporation. ’ s DirecTV NFL Weekend Ticket who want to cancel the services because of football players’ national anthem protests can get refunds, according to customer care representatives.

The protests, which started with some players kneeling during the anthem to protest ethnic inequality, has expanded to groups and even owners linking arms in the show of unity. The issue has been amplified by tweets from President Donald Trump , who called the protests “ disgraceful” and encouraged fans to boycott the NFL.

AT& T is the exclusive home from the Sunday Ticket, which offers the full standing of Sunday afternoon NFL online games. The telecommunications company declined in order to comment.

The TV football package costs nearly $300 a season, though AT& T offers various promotions plus monthly pricing options.

DirecTV normally has a no-cancellation plan for Sunday Ticket. The Wsj reported the refunds earlier Wednesday.