The NFL just gave a big middle finger to Veterans with this action
The story of the NFL season has been the players’ national anthem protests.
This caused many patriotic Americans to turn off the NFL and TV ratings dropped nearly ten percent from last season.
But now the NFL just slapped our veterans in the face on the biggest possible stage.
AMVETS is a charity dedicated to improve the quality of life for America’s 20 million veterans.
They wanted to run an ad during the Super Bowl asking for charitable donations.
The patriotic ad featured veterans with the hashtag #PleaseStand, referencing the NFL players who knelt for the national anthem throughout the season.
But the NFL refused to let them run the ad.
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.
This comes on the heels of an announcement that Colin Kaepernick was named a finalist for the NFL Players’ Association’s Byron “Whizzer” White Community MVP award.
This award honors NFL players who perform community service in their team cities and hometowns.
Other nominees included Houston Texans’ defensive lineman J.J. Watt, who raised over $37 million for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts this year.
Is Kaepernick deserving of this recognition? Was the NFL right to ban AMVETS from running their patriotic ad?
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