AMVETS officials are decrying “corporate censorship” from the National Football League for their decision not to run an ad in their Super Bowl program which responds to league players’ decision to kneel for the national anthem in protest of national equality issues.
The ad, which would have cost the veterans organization $30,000, features the tag “#PleaseStand” with a picture of service members saluting the American flag and information on how to donate to the congressionally-chartered organization.
Group leaders said NFL officials refused to include the ad in their Super Bowl publication, but did not issue a reason why, reports Army Times.
In a statement, AMVETS National Commander Marion Polk said the issue is one of fairness and respect.
— Marion Polk (@AMVETSNatlCmdr) January 22, 2018
“Freedom of speech works both ways,” he said. “We respect the rights of those who choose to protest, as these rights are precisely what our members have fought — and in many cases died — for.
“But imposing corporate censorship to deny that same right to those veterans who have secured it for us all is reprehensible and totally beyond the pale.”
In a statement, NFL Vice President of Communications Brian McCarthy said the Super Bowl game program “is designed for fans to commemorate and celebrate the game, players, teams and the Super Bowl. It’s never been a place for advertising that could be considered by some as a political statement.”
Never mind the fact that the racist ingrates kneeling in demand for Criminal Affirmative Action were completely political, or the many times girlie-man Bob Costas went on a jihad against guns, or all the the white-genocide supporting “diversity” programs the NFL supports.
Never mind the fact the NFL has been political ever since leftist Roger Goodell took over running the league.
Never mind the facts…
They noted that the program will include a similar ad from the Veterans of Foreign Wars that states simply “We Stand for Veterans.” McCarthy said AMVETS was asked to consider changing their ad to read “Please Stand for Our Veterans”
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January 23rd, 2018