In this very column on at least two occasions, it was observed that the bosses did NOT condone the kneeling by N.F.L. players during the national anthem. Oh, there may have been coaches and those who appear to be bosses on paper letting it happen, but the guys in suits and adorned with face mics are not the bosses. We have shown the boss of the league to be Mr. Joe Fan and according to many reports, he is fuming!
Those fumes are starting to reach the check writers, the very people who help pay these crybabies, and that would be the sponsors, Breitbart News confirms. While “Ford Motor Co., Nike, Under Armour Inc., Hyundai Motor Co., Anheuser-Busch InBev SA” and other big names have supported the players right to disrespect the flag while on the clock, they are now starting to backtrack as fans fix their boycott-ready eyes in their direction as fans push back against the on-field protesting. If the people who pay the bills are worried, so are the NFL executives.
Welcome to Free Speech, big boys. You just got sacked.
Thankfully, (for those that love our flag and don’t buy into the race-baiting) Phil Long Ford in Denver yanked Von Miller (a kneeling player) ads after his foolish display on Week Three. That means that lots of liberty lovers will be headed “the Long Way,” that is just capitalism in action and it is beautiful.
Hyundai tried to ride two horses with one saddle when they claimed, “We stand for and respect individuals’ freedom to express their First Amendment rights in any peaceful manner in which they choose. We also stand for inclusion, freedom and all that represents those values,” for instance.
Ford, whose outsourcing ways have already crippled the U.S. in their greed, claimed that they “respect individuals” self-expression rights even if they don’t agree, saying that it is what makes America great.
Perhaps, but not while on the clock and on the fan’s dime. Nice try, there, Ford.
Breitbart also tells us that “some customers of sponsors are also demanding that support of the NFL be ended,” according to reports. For example, USAA is “an insurance company that caters to members of the military” and they are planning even now “to demand that the insurance company drop its sponsorship of the NFL.”
Even better news is that their message board totally agrees.
It looks like these kneeling actions are seeing a reaction from the bosses and they don’t all wear ties. They work on cars, mow lawns, and even write political articles and we are handing out pink slips like free food samples in the mall!
It’s called free speech, remember, snowflakes?
Phil Longs Full Statement:
“We are evaluating the events of the weekend. It is important to state that we haven’t fired Von. We are in the middle of contract renewal and this weekend’s events remind us that sometimes we feel that we best represent ourselves. We support Von and his first amendment rights, we know Von, and he’s a good person. He donated a police car to his hometown police dept. All that notwithstanding when we bring in celebrities to represent us we run the risk of being misrepresented.
We, like millions of Americans, are concerned and will respond consistently with our values as a proud American company founded by a war hero (Phil Long). While we can’t control the actions of others, we can be responsible for how we support our nation and community. That is why, years ago, our principal owner, Jay Cimino, founded the Mount Carmel Veteran’s Service center, and is supported by all Phil Long Dealerships. We support this cause not just with our words, but financially as well, and it is serving hundreds of veterans in need right here in Colorado. This would be a great time for our community to show support for our military community by supporting this cause or others that continue to serve them after they serve us. https://veteranscenter.org/“