AMVETS says NFL censored its ad against flag protests

Army Times: WASHINGTON — 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.

“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.”  read more

15 Comments on AMVETS says NFL censored its ad against flag protests

  1. (its never been a place for advertising that could be considered by some as a political statement) You mean like the player who kneel during the national anthem who are representatives of the league you are referring to? Idiot




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  2. Benito

    You and me both brother. I, and others, have embarrassed our gym into stop playing NFL games on their TV’s. They don’t block it so occasionally we have some asshole that grabs the remote and we are required to threaten them with broken bones. That doesn’t always work but I’d estimate NFL viewing at that gym is down 80%. I have some awesome gym pals.




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  3. “It’s never been a place for advertising that could be considered by some as a political statement.” So kneeling during the National Anthem is not a political advertisement? Narrow minds, like yours Mr. McCarthy, can see through a keyhole with both eyes at the same time. So long NFL.




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  4. The NFL has had plenty-o-time to rethink or ‘evolve their position’ and instead, they defiantly oppose the will of many (most?) of their fans.
    IT’S WHO THEY ARE: anti-American and hypocrites.

    I hope next year that most of the military groups they ask to play/sing the anthem REFUSE to do so.
    Let them ask Kanye or Miley Cyrus or the Dixie Chicks.




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  5. THANKS BB, AM AT MCRD GYM DAILY AND WE’RE SICK OF THE SH!T!! DID THESE PUSSIES MOVE THE NEEDLE?? FCUK NO!! IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MELODRAMA!!!! THEIR \1/S HURT!!




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  6. Benito

    I’m very fortunate to have spent time in the gym with the same bunch of assholes. All over 58 now, a couple of them I’ve been lifting with since my mid twenties. All militant conservative. We keep each others sanity. My church. Antifa, all of them, should show up sometime.




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  7. The NFL has made their point painfully clear.
    Anti patriotism, anti-military, anti-veteran and anti-America.

    I am anti-NFL and stand against the millionaire pampered thugs who kneel under a false pretense. They have as much honor and respect as bergdahl and manning.




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  8. Hey maybe the feebies ought to check out the NFL for russian collusion?




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  9. the nfl loves it’s niggas so much they are willing to let them destroy their business.
    awesome. that’s some love right there.

    now someone tell me why you would spend a half million bucks with the enterprise you are protesting against ?
    if you don’t like the nfl don’t advertise with them, right ?




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