WOW. The NFL has really gotten low. In case, you are wavering on your commitment to boycott the NFL during the Super Bowl, this might help sway you. There is a Veteran group called American Veterans, click HERE for their website.
And the NFL reached out to them to place an ad in their Super Bowl LII program. American Veterans responded, and submitted their advertisement. It was a simple ad. And it included two words. #PleaseStand. Apparently, this offended the NFL!
NFL is offended by the hashtag #PleaseStand in a program advertisement.
After the NFL rejected the American Veteran ad, Marion Polk, National Commander, wrote a letter to Roger Goodellm NFL Commissioner. Per Fox News this is what it said, “It’s a simple, polite request that represents the sentiment of our membership, particularly those whose missing or paralyzed limbs preclude standing.”
But Polk didn’t stop there, he went on to say: “Veterans are good for more than just military aircraft flyovers, photo opportunities during halftime, or props to sell camouflage-style NFL apparel; although, the NFL’s stance on not allowing the veterans’ unfiltered voice to be heard says otherwise,” Polk wrote to Goodell per Starnes.
The NFL, responded to the American Veterans with zero support for the Military!
“It’s never been a place for advertising that could be considered by some as a political statement,” McCarthy told Army Times per Todd Starnes. Wait. What? Political statement? What is kneeling during the National Anthem? If not a clear political statement? But that’s okay. However, a paid program advertisement from the largest veteran’s group in America, has a hashtag of #PleaseStand and that’s a political statement. Ok. Understood, NFL.
Well, no-one says it better than Todd. Won’t you join us?
“…might I suggest that freedom-loving Americans stand up to the National Football League by turning off the Super Bowl.”