When President Trump took a stand against the NFL, protests exploded with some 200 players on teams across the nation ‘taking a knee’ in rebellion. Millions of NFL fans support these protests because they see them as a basic American freedom. However, because of Trump’s complete disregard for the constituion, many Republican fans have started boycotting the league, which has forced DirecTV to offer refunds to customers demanding to cancel their NFL subscription packages.
It doesn’t end there folks. The CEO of a major company that pays big bucks to advertise during NFL games and also provides the suits for NBC’s on-air NFL analysts and sportscasters, has now come out against the league and the protesting players across the nation.
That CEO is Allan Jones, owner of the payday lending chain Check Into Cash and Hardwick Clothes, America’s oldest suit-maker according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Jones announced that he is pulling all ads and will no longer provide clothing to NBC talent.
“Our companies will not condone unpatriotic behavior” in the NFL, Jones said in a statement. Jones ordered his media buyer to pull all ads for Check Into Cash, Buy Here Pay here USA, or U.S. Money Stores from all NFL games “for the entire season.”
“When I see Colin Kaepernick lecturing the ‘oppressed’ wearing a Fidel Castro T-shirt you realize the hypocrisy to this stupidity,” Jones stated, according to The Chattanoogan. “I love America. They have the right to protest and I have the right to turn off the channel and place our ads elsewhere.”
“The next time someone ask the public to finance a stadium this will have a very long term effect,” he continued. “These guys should really be the lead plaintiffs in the head injury cases — that’s the only jury that will find sympathy!”
“If you will research why Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner you will realize why I am upset about these NFL players protesting. They don’t even know what it is they are protesting,” Jones said. “The flag was still standing. 200 English ships tried to take it down. They kept it up all night and it could only be seen when the bombs were bursting in the air. So many patriots gave their lives to keep the flag up — and now to have people protesting who don’t have a clue about any of this bothers me.”
“Our companies will not condone unpatriotic behavior!” he added. “TAKING A STAND … NOT A KNEE!”
It’s absolutely appalling that one of the greatest and all the people involved are now being attacked by narrow-minded conservatives who blindly choose to follow Trump and divisive comments. It’s not only hurting the league, it’s destroying a major part of what America is.
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