"Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he's fired".
Seton Hall surveyed 706 Americans across the country, via landlines and cellphones, from January 29 to January 31.
West Ham defender Arthur Masuaku apologises over red card for spitting
The Hammers went on to lose the game 2-0 and were eliminated from the tournament, with manager David Moyes livid at the player's actions.
By contrast, there has been nearly no change among African-Americans (59 percent of whom say they closely follow pro football, versus 58 percent in 2014); Latinos (53 percent are close followers now, versus 51 percent four years ago); or women (47 percent now, same as in 2014).
Almost half of Americans say they would encourage their child to play a different sport than football due to concerns about concussions - up 8 points since the same question was asked four years ago - according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
The NFL's Super Bowl is just days away and it's already shaping up to be a total disaster; with a new shock poll finding 16% of self-described football fans plan to change-the-channel instead of watching the big game this weekend. But according to these numbers, a plurality of Americans won't appreciate it.