After NFL players, owners and coaches came out on Week 3 and disrespected our great nation, some businesses have made rare moves to handle fans who are outraged about the whole matter. DIRECTV is offering full refunds of their NFL Sunday Ticket, which never happens, and now restaurants are coming together to hit the NFL ratings where it hurts!
According to SportingNews.com, seven restaurants released statements notifying customers they won’t show NFL games. They did so either through social media or a sign on the door. And they’re not afraid to lose potential business by taking this Patriotic stance.
Here are the restaurants and their full statements (Per SportingNews.com):
Baxters (Tennessee): “Until the NFL comes to its sense on this National Anthem tragedy, we will no longer be showing NFL games at our restaurant.”
Borio’s (New York): “Due to the recent decision of the Pittsburg Steelers team to stay in the locker room during out country’s National Anthem the Borio family will no longer show the NFL in our restaurant. If and when this disrespect ends we will be happy to show this product on our restaurant again.”
Canyon Road Barn & Grill (Texas): “For the 99 great things being an American Citizen affords us, there will always be that 1 that ignites some. Freedom of speech being exercised in this establishment so COME FOR THE FOOD BUT STAY AT HOME IF YOU WANT TO WATCH AN NFL GAME 🙂 Put your money where your mouth is…Semper Fi.”
Cooper’s Landing (New York): “So after this past weekend with the NFL Cooper’s will be joining Borio’s and NOT airing the NFL games enough is enough its time for these million dollar snowfakes to stop disrespecting the Men-Women-Dogs that signed a blank check for them to act like this Hopefully things will change”
Palmetto (South Carolina): “Palmetto Restaurant and Ale House will not be showing NFL games until the NFL rids itself of protest by their employees during the presentation of colors and the national anthem.”
Sarita’s Grill (Louisiana): “Sarita’s has decided not to broadcast any future NFL games or the NFL Network. We respect everyone’s right to freedom of speech; however, we do not support anyone that disrespects our Flag, our Country and the people who have fought and/or died for the freedoms that we have.”
WOW Cafe & Wingery (Louisiana): “I apologize to all of our guests but we will not be viewing the Saints game today in house. Some of our local players chose to sit during the National Anthem, which will not be supported or praised at WOW.”
WOW is right! Just like how NFL players, coaches and owners make a choice to boycott our National Anthem, restaurants have a choice on whether or not they will allow it to be aired in their facility. It’s great that businesses are coming together to send a message to the NFL that they made a major mistake. Perhaps this is just the tip of the iceberg and we will see more businesses follow suit in coming days.