A majority of Americans have made their voices heard when it comes to the anti-American actions of a great many NFL players, and now the league is facing more setbacks.
This past weekend saw a ridiculous spectacle go league-wide, as nearly every team within the National Football League participated in a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump by kneeling, sitting, or abstaining from participating at all in the playing of our National Anthem.
The protest itself was once confined to Colin Kaepernick and a select few others who had bene brainwashed by the racist terror organization known as Black Lives Matter. Then, late last week, President Trump made clear his feelings on the subject of disrespecting the flag to get your point across, and the entire league decided to throw a hissy fit. These anti-American actions led to a nasty 11% ratings decrease for the NFL over the weekend, as well as a number of very public counter protests by former fans who videotaped themselves burning or otherwise destroying their football memorabilia and tickets.
Now, the anti-NFL sentiment is heading to the corporate world.
“Hardwick Clothing, America’s oldest suit maker, is through dealing with the National Football League.
“The company’s CEO, Cleveland businessman Allan Jones, blasted the League’s ‘unpatriotic behavior’ and directed his advertising firm to pull ads for his companies during NFL games, The Chattanoogan reported.
“’Effective immediately, please remove all commercials for Check into Cash, Buy Here Pay Here USA, or U.S. Money Shops from airing during NFL games this entire season,’ Jones, who is also the CEO of the payday lending chain Check Into Cash, said Tuesday in a statement. ‘Our companies will not condone in any form the unpatriotic behavior demonstrated by the NFL.’
“Jones, a supporter of President Trump, acknowledged that NFL players have the right to choose not to stand during the playing of the national anthem, but pointed out that, as a business owner, he also has a right to take his money elsewhere.
“’When I see Colin Kaepernick lecturing the ‘oppressed’ wearing a Fidel Castro T-shirt, you realize the hypocrisy to this stupidity. I love America. They have the right to protest and I have the right to turn off the channel and place our ads elsewhere,’ Jones said. ‘The next time someone ask the public to finance a stadium this will have a very long term effect. These guys should really be the lead plaintiffs in the head injury cases-that’s the only jury that will find sympathy!’”
One can imagine that this will not likely be the last advertiser to scramble away from the embattled NFL in the coming days.
Just yesterday it was announced that DirecTV would allow customers to cash in refunds for NFL programming packages should they cite these pathetic protests as the reason for canceling their subscriptions.