NFL’s Major ‘Beer Sponsor’ Releases Statement On Anthem Protest As Sponsors Choose To Walk

NFL’s Major ‘Beer Sponsor’ Releases Statement On Anthem Protest As Sponsors Choose To Walk

The National Football League is an American institution and has been supported by some of America’s favorite brands and products, but with the latest rash of “protests,” a lot of sponsors are having to decide whether they want to continue having their name associated with that kind of thing, or walk away.

Allen Jones, a successful Tennessee businessman, has decided to pull two ads from the NFL for his businesses Check Into Cash and Hardwick Clothes, calling the League “unpatriotic” for supporting protests against the National Anthem.

“Our companies will not condone unpatriotic behavior!” he said 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.”

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This decision comes after Trump suggested companies boycott the NFL for refusing to punish the unpatriotic behavior of players who kneel during the National Anthem. (Or refuse to come out of the tunnel/locker room.)

Jones may be the only one as of right now to pull his support from the League, but hopefully he won’t be the last.

One of the beautiful things about living under capitalism is that the people have a voice in the marketplace, because we can choose where we spend our money and can influence companies to behave a certain way by withholding our business. If they choose to support the NFL, then we can choose to buy from another company. It’s that simple.

A lot of people are saying that it’s unfair to punish the NFL for the player’s exercising their Constitutional rights, but here’s the thing: These are the same people complaining that the owner of Chick-fil-A supports traditional marriage and is boycotting them in the effort of putting them out of business.

They don’t have any room to talk, because they have utilized the same tactics. The difference is that their boycott was fueled by progressivism and politics. The boycott of the NFL is fueled by patriotism and anger at the constant division in the United States. We are sick of people hating a country that people run to when there was trouble at home. Nobody jumps on floating doors to escape America for a better country, so boycotting her symbols is unbelievably insulting at best.

As a result of all of this, Anheuser-Busch – the maker of Budweiser beer – has released a statement on just where they stand with the NFL and its protesting players.

“At Anheuser-Busch we have a long heritage of supporting the institutions and values that have made America so strong,” it begins. “That includes our armed forces and the national anthem as well as diversity, equality and freedom of speech. We proudly employ over 1,100 military veterans and we work every day to create an inclusive environment for all of our employees. Because only together can we achieve our dream of bringing people together for a better world.”

And this is essentially nothing more than a lead-up to them disappointing millions of Americans across the nation.

“We have many long-term sports partnerships, including our NFL sponsorship, and while we may not agree on everything, we still believe in the power of sport to bring people together and overcome their differences,” they finish, unable to pull their sponsorship over the offensive protests.

Do you think this is really them respecting the nation and the First Amendment, or are they just in it for the money? Let us know below!

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