The NFL season was dominated by anti-American protests and tanking ratings.
The league wished this problem would just go away.
But they just made a decision that guaranteed the league would never recover.
With the Super Bowl under two weeks away, advertisers are lining up for the big game.
AMVETS is the largest veterans group in America and they submitted an ad for the Super Bowl program that asked everyone to please stand for the anthem out of respect for American soldiers who fought and died for our freedoms.
This ad had previously run for the Major League Baseball and National Hockey League All Star games with no problems.
The NFL rejected the ad because they claimed urging – not demanding – that Americans stand for the anthem was too controversial.
The Army Times reports:
“AMVETS officials are decrying “corporate censorship” from the National Football League for their decision not to run an ad in their Super Bowl program which responds to league players’ decision to kneel for the national anthem in protest of national equality issues.
The ad, which would have cost the veterans organization $30,000, features the tag “#PleaseStand” with a picture of service members saluting the American flag and information on how to donate to the congressionally-chartered organization.
Group leaders said NFL officials refused to include the ad in their Super Bowl publication, but did not issue a reason why. In a statement, AMVETS National Commander Marion Polk said the issue is one of fairness and respect.”
The NFL celebrated America-hating players and their protests this year.
Teams ran public service announcements about their commitment to “social justice.”
And the league even committed to funding Black Lives Matter approved political causes.
But standing for the anthem and honoring soldiers is considered a big “no no.”
Is this the final straw for patriotic Americans?
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