This business owner just hit the NFL where it hurts

The NFL thought it could stand up to Trump by embracing the anti-American anthem protests.

But you reap what you sow.

And now one patriotic business owner is ensuring the NFL feels the pain where it hurts them the most.

Anyone who’s watched an NFL game has no doubt been inundated with commercials for car dealerships.

These car dealers are often big parts of the local community and sponsor everything from little league teams to charity races.

Now, the NFL is facing a massive backlash from these patriotic business owners, that could result in a massive lost. reports:

In response to the ongoing controversy surrounding NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, the owner of Flemington Car and Truck Country has pulled the dealership’s ads from broadcasts of games for the remainder of the 2017 season.

“The National Football League and its owners have shown their fans and marketing partners that they do not have a comprehensive policy to ensure that players stand and show respect for America and our flag during the playing of the national anthem,” Steve Kalafer said in a statement. “We have cancelled all of our NFL advertising on the Optimum and Infinity (cable) networks.”
“As the NFL parses the important nationwide issues of ‘social justice’ and ‘freedom of speech,’ it is clear that a firm direction by them is not forthcoming,” Kalafer said in the statement.
Kalafer decided to pull the ads on Thursday after he said employees and customers commented on the disrespect they felt from players who have either knelt or locked arms during the playing of the national anthem.

“I’m talking to 99-percent of (my) contacts, and they agree that it’s disrespectful, it’s improper,” he said.
“Owners buried their heads in the sand when (Colin) Kaepernick was kneeling. That was the time and place for direction and leadership, and that’s why this controversy is taking place,” he said.
Kalafer said the owners’ response to the protests has been disingenuous, adding it’s too late for them to take direct action. He said owners are afraid of losing a game if they discipline a player.

Kalafer suggested instead of the protests continuing on national television, in front of veterans, police and other first-responders, the players and teams should focus on ways to support their communities.

Many football fans would agree with Steve Kalafer.

During Monday Night Football one fan held a sign that read, “Protest on your own time.”

Maybe if the NFL continues to feel the backlash in their pocketbook, they’ll realize the anthem is not the time for players to make political or social protests.

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As always be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments.


  1. That’s it, keep shutting off their funding. Next we have to get the Government to quit giving them money, everyone that pays taxes should be pissed about that!

  2. I kneel for prayer and stand for the flag. protest on your own time! There are 6 1/2 days to protest whatever you feel needs protested. The players belong to the National Football League and they are protesting our Natiobal anthem, our Flag and our veterans that fought and some died to give us the freedom of speech.

  3. I have said it before, no games, no tv, the NFL is dead to me. I stand because, if I choose to kneel I could (and not face death in this country), that shows the freedom that we have, but I do not wish to abuse that freedom. The players should spend time and money in cities of this country, speaking and demonstrating their care for these young black kids, and their parents (if they are concerned). At this time they are only reinforcing what is being taught in our public schools, and colleges. They should get off their knees (except to pray), listen to the words of the anthem, respect our flag. Last of all, do the walk.
    PS. I am black.

    • James, I applaud you for your good old fashioned values… they’re very rare these days. Whether you are white or black makes little difference when the issue we are dealing with is NOT race, but attitude. It matters NOT what the color of someone’s skin is, whether they’re rich or poor, fat or thin, homo or hetero, etc. It’s the content of their character. These players don’t seem to have the great spirit that makes us the UNITED States of America. They only want to play the race card, instigated in full force by former president Obama. We had come a long way since the ’60’s and before, but suddenly we get a half black guy in the White House and the friction is started right back up again.

    • I will leave a comment and will suggest anyone who has a loved one buried in any military cemetery do the same. Remember those white crosses.
      You can bet not one of those player ever served nor their family members. With all their money they can leave this country anytime they want. What is really strange why is it that most immigrants come here they are not running to Africa or anywhere else.

  4. Great move maybe the rest of the sponsors will follow suit the best way to hurt the NFL owners and players is their pockets. The truth is that the team owners have forgotten that the fans and the sponsors are the ones that makes your living and if the tv rating goes down and people turning you off and the sponsors are jumping ship and the only thing that matters to the owners is that winning a any cost and screw everyone and don’t hurt the prima donnas feelings

  5. No one owes you a living, no matter what color you are, GOD gave you HANDS and BRAINS to use. Go get a JOB and earn a living or do without, stop being LAZY!!!

  6. My family is no longer supporting NFL. These are uneducated very, very rich thugs. We’re done. Have much better things to do with our time.

    • There are a lot of people on the left who would just love to see the sport go away.. With the owners and players dissing the country… dont think it will take long.

  7. Good for you that makes me want to buy a new truck from this patriotic dealership! Thank you for standing up for the country our flag and our vets military and all the first responders! Etc.. now if we can get the rest of the sponsors to take a stand!

  8. Well, that’s ONE advertiser pulling out… I hope the rest of them do the same thing. Of course, that probably won’t put much of a dent in their income, since the cost of EVERY SINGLE TICKET is so outrageously priced, they’re still getting the big bucks rolling in by the truckloads (which sickens me.) It’s just that there are too many jerks that agree with them and will still keep on watching football and paying them lots of money. Infuriating, isn’t it?!

    • it may not hurt them this year.. but when it comes time to renew season tickets.. and those sky boxes go empty along with 50% on the side lines.. they will know their error

      • Oh it’s going to hurt them in ways they don’t believe! Budweiser is going to pull their advertisements from all NFL games! This will hurt them where they can’t hide it, in their pocketbooks to the tune of several billion dollars! Then you add that to all the people that are getting refunds for tickets, and sports packages on cable companies, and Direct TV to the tune of another several billion dollars! They are going to feel the pinch of their stupidity before the season is half over, and it’s going to be their down fall to the point where they will never recover! Every action has a reaction and it doesn’t always play out as you expect!

    • Special note -most fans have stopped buying any tickets, or sold the ones they had and other sponsors are pulling back as well. Don’t worry, when the money dries up and NFL can’t pay their players, they won’t play.

    • But, there are fewer and fewer truckloads of money coming in every week. They will see much greater declines in ticket sales next year. Most people had already bought tickets this year and hate to waste the money, so they are still going to the games. That doesn’t mean they will buy next year’s tickets.

  9. I am blaaaack! Look at my backhand skin color. You whiteys owe me a living and $$$. America be damned! I have the right to do anything I want! If you disagree you are a racist!

    • I do not care what color a person is, they are owed nothing. To believe that shows your racist nature. We ALL are given equal opportunity in America. If you dont reach for it by working then that is your problem.

    • Sadly, most of the other commenters apparently took you seriously.
      It appears to me that your statement is sarcastic hyberbole, and, as such, I appreciated it.

    • Yes you must be black i agree. Nobody owes you anything unless you get out there and put your ass to work. Case closed. Go to work slacker.

    • Bull%$#@ we do not owe you anything you ARE THE PROBLEM sitting on your blackass thinking we owe you. NO NO you get out and go to work and find out what it takes to support yourself. You welfare BUM.

    • @Ian… I will give you the benefit of the doubt and say you are just being sarcastic. If you are not, than please consider me a racist. Just because i or any other person who is White does not mean we owe you or any other Black anything.Grow up and start at least to try and act as an adult even if you must force yourself to do that.

    • Barry; I once knew a Black man, who told me straight to my face, these words, he said: “You try being Black, you wouldn’t like it either” Then he went on w/the sulpher grease and the other peculiarities of being black. I do NOT know about those things but, I do also KNOW a Black woman who was a good friend of a friend of mine, and she was his maid, BUT that woman was quite a woman because she took Genesis 9:20-27 KJV (Esp vs 25) seriously and lived accordingly, and she prospered! You might also take what GOD said seriously, INSTEAD of blaming the White man for what ailes you! OH, and had it NOT been for the white man, you sir would still be in a mud/grass hut in the jungles of Africa! I am NOT being mean etc, BUT history proves what I say, READ HISTORY, and the READ THAT HISTORY BOOK< Commonly KNOW as The King James Bible!

    • Barry: someone here said he thought you were being sarcastic, BUT, be honest w/all of us here, and I am right, YOU are being truthful aren’t you? MY questionj is: IF you hate “Whitey” so much, why would you want anything from him! I would think that you would want to make your own way, and show “Whitey” that you don’t need him and can make your own way! But what you don’t KNOW is Genesis 9:20-27 (esp vs 25) is still true! I will say that you are NOT being true to who you are though, the black man has spiritual discernment, but you sure don’t! 1 Peter 3:18 KJV TRY THIS!!

    • Troll, agitator, you using racial slurs. I’m Caucasian that And $1.25 will buy you a cup of coffee. You’re not entitled to a thing, at all.

      • I don’t agree with those hate mongering white folk. I just feel that I paid taxes for working for 17+ years. I DID EARN it! Not you people who you earned just because your black, white or whatever. If you EARNED it from working, then you and I Worked for it. P.S. I’m not on WELFARE!

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