Kirsters Baish| It didn’t come as a big surprise that the Leftist-controlled majority of NFL players decided to go against everything President Trump stated in his speech at an Alabama rally last Friday. The President explained to America just how disrespectful kneeling or sitting out during the National Anthem really is to our American troops who have given their lives for our freedoms. The mass protests following Trump’s speech just went to prove how arrogant these NFL players really are. It seems as though these guys will be seeing consequences like they never thought possible.
NFL fans everywhere were taken aback by the actions of some 200 players on various NFL teams this past weekend. Americans saw the anthem protests as a clear “screw you” to America and all that our country stands for. We saw DirecTV go so far as to offer full refunds on NFL packages to anyone who was offended by the protests. It isn’t looking good for the pockets of these self-entitled athletes.
That’s not the worst of it for the NFL. A CEO of a major company who has been a known sponsor of the NFL with advertisements during games and previous provider of wardrobes for NBC’s on-air NFL analysts has come forward to deliver some shocking news. Independent Journal Review has reported that the CEO has announced that he is taking a stand to the NFL players who have decided to take a knee. The company will be pulling all advertisements and will not be providing clothing to NBC NFL analysts any longer.
The man standing up to the NFL protesters is Allan Jones, the owner of the payday lending chain Check Into Cash and Hardwick Clothes (America’s oldest suit-maker.)
Jones (a known supporter of President Donald Trump) released a statement stating, “Our companies will not condone unpatriotic behavior.” Jones ordered his media buyer, ad agency Tombras Group in Knoxville, Tennessee, to remove any and all ads for Check Into Cash, Buy Here Pay here USA, and U.S. Money Stores from every single NFL game “for the entire season.”
The Chattanoogan reported that Jones explained, “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.”
It’s great to see a big name CEO like Jones stepping forward to point out the hypocrisy of these NFL players who have everything they could ever want, but want to cry oppression.
Jones went on the say, “The next time someone asks 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!”
Jones’s statement is a strong one. While others seem to be ignoring the reprehensible actions of these anti-American NFL players, Jones is working to prove an important point. America has given these men the opportunities to get on a football field and throw a ball around for millions of dollars, and now they want to cry oppression and racism? It simply doesn’t make sense.
Jones went on,“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. 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!”
Jones isn’t alone in his feelings on the protests. It’s only a matter of time before other NFL sponsors pull advertising and funds to the NFL. Americans are serious about boycotting not only the NFL, but any company or corporation who supports the corrupt football league. It’s great to see the first few major companies come forward to reprimand these spoiled athletes. And I’m sure the trend will continue to grow.