The Baltimore Ravens are suggesting a protest during the national anthem as a potential reason season-ticket holders aren't showing up, despite the team being in playoff contention.
A letter was sent out this week to season-ticket holders, suite holders and sponsors about the no-shows. The letter was signed by team president Dick Cass, and was later posted on the team website.
"The numbers [of no-shows] are higher, and it is noticeable," Cass wrote "There are a number of reasons for the no-shows, but surely the one-time protest in London has been a factor."
The Ravens drew sizable attention when a number of players knelt, while many others locked arms before a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium. The Jaguars, joined on the field by owner Shad Khan, did the same. So did players throughout the NFL on Sept. 24. Those protests followed tweets and comments by President Donald Trump criticizing the protests during the anthem.