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sábado, 3 de febrero de 2018

NFL Doubles Down, Give Americans All New Reasons to Turn Off Super Bowl This Week

It’s super bowl weekend… are you excited? We are not really!

The NFL is censoring a commercial for veterans just cause the ad said: “please stand”.

Just as a reminder, from the Army Times report, “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. In a statement, AMVETS National Commander Marion Polk said the issue is one of fairness and respect.  

Allen West asks: When did the NFL decide to pick and choose which veterans service organization was suitable for their purposes? And why does the NFL believe they should tell any veterans group what is the appropriate message for them to share?

AMVETS was willing to pay the $30,000 price tag, and nothing they were stating is immoral or would cause any concerns about the viewing audience finding it offensive…or maybe that’s the crux of the issue? Has standing for the national anthem in America become a matter of offense for some?

And apparently what Mr. McCarthy doesn’t understand is that we in America do not “stand for our veterans, we stand united for our national symbol, our flag, and we pay honor and respect to our national anthem.

As reported at the Conservative Tribune, “In a swirl of controversy, the NFL recently announced that it would not accept an advertisement from the veterans group AMVETS for the Super Bowl’s printed program. The reason? Because the NFL has already done enough to honor veterans this year… Goodell has not only defended the AMVETS ad being rejected for the game’s program, he is now saying that the league has already done enough for vets.  

Our message to Roger Goodell is this: recognizing veterans, Medal of Honor recipients is worship of individuals. These individuals were willing to make the last full measure of devotion for a great nation. A great nation, its flag, its anthem for which we should all “please stand.”

H/T: Allen West


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