The NFL is a business. And the only thing that’s going to change their minds on National Anthem policies is when enough sponsors, small to corporate, pull their ad dollars away from the league. Hitting them in the wallet is a consumer’s greatest weapon.
Though corporate sponsors are still distancing from the league, in general, regional sponsors are waking up and smelling the roses.
Daily Wire reports:
It’s happening; the NFL has just lost their first sponsor over players and coaches’ move to take a knee during the playing of our national anthem before kick-off.
Tennessee businessman Allen Jones slammed the league as “unpatriotic” in a public statement and pulled all ads for his two businesses, Check Into Cash and Hardwick Clothes, from the NFL for the remainder of the season. Jones reportedly “instructed his media buyer to remove any commercials from airing during NFL games.”
“Our companies will not condone unpatriotic behavior!” said Jones in a statement. “For the 29 states we operate in, this isn’t much to them, but it’s a lot to us. The Tombras Group is our ad agency in Knoxville and our national media buyer for both TV and radio (for Check Into Cash) and don’t look for Hardwick on the NFL either.”
On Sunday, nearly 200 millionaire football players took a knee during the anthem in “solidarity” with other anthem kneelers, such as cops-as-pigs sock-wearing former 49er Colin Kaepernick. Three other teams did not take the field for the anthem, seemingly in effort to avoid controversy.
The move was in reaction to President Donald Trump’s Friday remarks at a Senate campaign rally in Alabama. President Trump asked the crowd if they’d “love it” if NFL owners would fire the “son of a b****” kneeling athletes. Backing-up his comments on social media, Trump suggested the American people boycott the league until the kneeling ceases.
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Also, here’s the official “I Proudly Stand For The Anthem” t-shirt (we have hoodie and v-neck options, too!) that has part of the proceeds going to the National Coalition of Homeless Veterans!