by Sierra Marlee | September 28, 2016 8:07 pm
If you thought the jersey as a doormat was offensive, then you’re going to absolutely blow a gasket at what this pub is allowing patrons to do.
Bill Alcock is the owner of the Winners Circle Sportsbar & Grill in Lakeland and he had a wonderful idea.
He placed a small decal of the Colin Kaepernick jersey on the inside of the urinals of his bathroom. This decision was made after Kaepernick decided that he wouldn’t show respect to the American flag during the National Anthem before a football game.
According to a sign on the front door and a statement from Alcock, the bar is not known for being politically correct and he’s not shy about admitting it.
“This bar is politically incorrect. We say Merry Christmas, God Bless. We salute the flag and things like that,” Alcock said.
While there are several people who did not appreciate the shot at the disrespectful football player, there are many more who did.
“I laughed, just like most people laughed,” customer Mike Lee said to WFLA. “I thought it was a pretty funny idea. If you don’t like it, there are several other stalls that you can choose from so you know. Don’t pee on it.”
Despite catching a lot of flak over this, Alcock says that he appreciates the First Amendment, because it allows him to do what he’s doing with the jersey sticker.
“I do believe in freedom of speech and everything like that, but it’s just a little message that you not disrespect the flag, and don’t disrespect our military. That’s what I think it is. This gives you a little chance to disrespect his jersey, a target of sorts,” he said.
Do you think this is too far, just right or not enough?
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