If what these Hudson Valley football fans say is true, the Jets and Giants will have less viewers next Sunday.

After the issue of kneeling during the national anthem dominated this weeks' games there was instant division online, with many people showing their support for those exercising their right to protest and others angry about what they view as disrespect for our country.

Owners and players for the NFL joined together to support those who were protesting,  which spurred an online campaign to boycott the NFL over the issue. We wanted to find out if football fans in the Hudson Valley felt strongly enough to actually stop watching on Sunday.

Facebook user Sean Harden wrote "I won’t watch it. Show some respect for our country. Many men and women died for your right to kneel and free speech."

We spoke to many Hudson Valley football fans who were on both sides of the issue.  A combat decorated US Marine named Greg called us up to explain that he's still an NFL fan.  "As much as I don't like it, that's what I fought for," he said. "I fought for everybody to have their right to do whatever they choose."

Other football fans say they will no longer spend Sundays watching the NFL.  Frank in Newburgh is a die hard Giants fan but is done supporting Big Blue. His message to the Giants is "Don't disrespect your country or the flag."

We want to know what you think. Did your support for the NFL grow with their response to the controversy or did it make you no longer want to watch? You can share your thoughts on our Facebook page or in the comments section below.