This continued National Anthem protest thing is going to hurt the NFL and those who support these protests more than they think.
This could be the beginning of a potential nightmare for Ford. They dominate police vehicle sales with several models including the best-selling police car, the Explorer SUV Police Interceptor, which alone represents 51% of overall police vehicle sales in the U.S.
Being a lifelong fan of Ford, I can’t express how disappointing their stance on this is. I agree with this sheriff. I support him in his boycott and hope Ford reconsiders its position.
Source: Shreveport Times
Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington said his office will no longer purchase Ford products after the automaker expressed support for National Football League players’ right to kneel in protest during the national anthem.
In a letter to Hixson Ford of Alexandria on Wednesday, Whittington said “recent events surrounding the NFL, its players and their audacity to thumb their collective noses at the American flag, the American military, as well as their obvious disdain for the profession of law enforcement in general, forces me to take a stand.”
Some NFL players began kneeling or sitting during the national anthem during the 2016 season, following the lead of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick said when asked to explain his protest, according to NFL.com.
The protests have continued through the start of the 2017 season.
The left by being so outrageous in their behavior and beliefs. By not being accepting of anyone’s view but their own. Are forcing everyone to make a decision in just about every facet of their lives. Everything now has a moral equivalence.
I can only speak for myself, but I also believe everyone has the right to protest, especially against perceived injustice. However, not while they are on-the-job. Protests typically are made away from one’s workplace unless it is the employer they are protesting.
Furthermore, when I spend my time and money on entertainment, I certainly do not want to be offended by the very people I am paying to see perform. And disrespecting MY country’s flag, president, police officers, veterans and active duty military, firefighters and EMS personnel is offensive to me.
Thank you for standing up for America!
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