After President Trump’s speech condemning the national anthem protests, the NFL replied with supporting the protests and more than 200 players knelt this weekend.
Many fans saw the protests as a disrespecting the American flag and all it stands for, so they started to cancel their season tickets so much that DirecTV even felt the need to offer refunds to the customers.
Now, one company that is a major NFL sponsor has decided to take a stand against the protests. The CEO announced they are going to pull all ads and they won’t be providing wardrobes to NBC talents anymore. Allan Jones, the CEO and owner of Check Into Cash and Hardwick Clothes, said, “Our companies will not condone unpatriotic behavior.”
Jones has been supporting Trump since the beginning of the presidential elections, and he ordered all his adds for Check Into Cash, Buy Here Pay Here USA, or U.S. Money Stores to be pulled out from all NFL games.
“When I see Colin Kaepernick lecturing the ‘oppressed’ wearing a Fidel Castro T-shirt you realize the hypocrisy to this stupidity,” Jones said. “I love America. They have the right to protest and I have the right to turn off the channel and place our ads elsewhere.”
“The next time someone asks the public to finance a stadium this will have a very long-term effect,” he added. “These guys should really be the lead plaintiffs in the head injury cases — that’s the only jury that will find sympathy!”
“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,” Jones stated. “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!”
Will Jones be the only one CEO to pull away from NFL is still unknown. But as the pressure rises, and many fans are fleeing the games, it seems that Jones will not be the last one to stand against the protests.
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