CEO Takes Stand, Hits NFL With Bad News

After President Donald Trump expressed his opposition to the growing trend of professional athletes taking a knee in protest of the national anthem, the NFL responded by supporting the protests, and some 200 players on countless teams “took a knee” this weekend.

Fans who were disgusted by the protests — viewing it as anti-American middle finger to the flag and all it represents — have begun fleeing the game in droves, so much so that DirecTV felt compelled to offer refunds to customers seeking to cancel their NFL package subscriptions.

Now, a CEO for a company that advertises during NFL games and provides wardrobes for NBC’s on-air NFL analysts and sportscasters has decided to take a stand against taking a knee. In fact, he has announced that he is pulling all ads and will no longer provide clothing to NBC talent, according to Independent Journal Review.

That CEO is Allan Jones, owner of the payday lending chain Check Into Cash and Hardwick Clothes — billed as America’s oldest suit-maker — according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

“Our companies will not condone unpatriotic behavior” in the NFL, Jones said in a statement. Jones, who has been a big supporter of President Trump, ordered his media buyer — ad agency Tombras Group in Knoxville — to pull all ads for Check Into Cash, Buy Here Pay here USA, or U.S. Money Stores from all NFL games “for the entire season.”

“When I see Colin Kaepernick lecturing the ‘oppressed’ wearing a Fidel Castro T-shirt you realize the hypocrisy to this stupidity,” Jones stated , according to The Chattanoogan. “I love America. They have the right to protest and I have the right to turn off the channel and place our ads elsewhere.”

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One Comment

  1. Jon Exner says:

    If these concerned NFL football players are so concerned about the tragedy of the black people being shot by police perhaps they should do the following to make a meaningful impact on their fellow black American citizens.
    First, go to the cities where these shootings have taken place and protest in front of city hall and the police department. Perhaps they may find out that many if not most of these localities are run by the democratic party and are also black politicians and police chiefs.
    Second, perhaps they could put out a public safety commercial and play them during the NFL football games.
    They could say the following,
    if you are stopped by the police do not talk back;
    be respectful:
    obey the lawful orders of the police
    do not resist arrest;
    do not attempt to flee, (most of the shootings have fit this category);
    If you believe you have been stopped it is better to file a complaint than to end up dead;
    call 1-800- jessie jackson or 1-800- al sharpton

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