ESPN’s fantasy football app crashes on 1st Sunday of NFL season

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ESPN's fantasy football app crashes on 1st Sunday of NFL season

NEW YORK — Fantasy football players were enraged when ESPN’s fantasy sports app crashed on the first Sunday of the NFL season.

The outage began around 1 p.m. ET on Sunday — just as nine NFL games kicked off around the country.

ESPN Fantasy Sports said in a tweet that it is “aware of the current technical difficulties” and is “working to resolve the issue ASAP.” The company did not respond to CNNMoney’s request for additional information.

Fantasy sports is a big component of business for Disney-owned ESPN, which incorporates it into coverage of real games.

Fans reacted in a string of angry posts as trouble persisted into the afternoon.