As tension grows among football fans over some NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, customers are reporting on social media that DirecTV is allowing customers to get a refund on the NFL Sunday Ticket package.
The Wall Street Journal also confirmed that DirecTV is offering some refunds.
NFL Sunday Ticket is a DirecTV service that allows customers to watch NFL games that are not available through local or national stations.
The DirecTV Sunday Ticket package goes for up to $281 a year on the satellite television carrier. Once the season begins, DirecTV policy does not allow for refunds.
But after a contentious weekend involving President Donald Trump sparring with some NFL players, a number of fans have said on social media that they were granted a refund after complaining.
DIRECTV is letting us cancel NFL pkg. had to threaten to go with cable. Took half hour of arguing with them. They are getting lots of calls.
— MB Taurus (@HeirloomCore) September 25, 2017
Thanks @DIRECTV they agreed to refund all my money that I paid for #NFLSundayTicket now moving on from the @NFL #SUNDAYTICKETCANCELLED
— ?Kevin B. ? (@KevinBooker206) September 26, 2017
We just canceled our NFL package with Directv. They were extremely easy to deal with...we've probably had it for 10 years #NFLBoycott
— Heather Lovell (@lovheatherlov) September 25, 2017
As some opt to cancel their Sunday Ticket service, others were inspired to purchase the package.
@NicolleDWallace My husband and I were on the fence about buying the NFL Sunday Ticket, but we too made the purchase yesterday. #TakeaKnee
— Jen S (@jensimeo) September 25, 2017
After the #DallasCowboys pre anthem actions tonight, I am buying the NFL Sunday ticket! Great job guys!
— potpourriRN???? (@potpourri72) September 26, 2017
Despite claims from Trump on Tuesday that NFL ratings are down, the NFL had a 3 percent bump in ratings last weekend compared to the same weekend last year, the New York Times reported.