It all started when Colin Kaepernick thought it would be smart to protest and disrespect the US national anthem. Unfortunately for him, it was the last thing he did in the season. Kaepernick is out of the game now, and no team wants to sign him. However, many followed Kaepernick’s move, kneeling as a sign of protest against racism.
Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall is one of them. He disgraced himself and everyone related to him when he took a knee during the national anthem at the opening game of the NFL 2016 season. He has every right to use his free speech to be a dumba*s, but he must be prepared to face the consequences.
And he is about to, as Marshall has lost his endorsement deal with Air Academy Federal Credit Union.
The Colorado-based credit union serves active and retired members of the United States military, reports The Right Scoop.
“Although we have enjoyed Brandon Marshall as our spokesperson over the past five months, Air Academy Federal Credit Union (AAFCU) has ended our partnership,” president and CEP Glenn Strebe said in a statement. “AAFCU is a membership-based organization who has proudly served the military community for over 60 years. While we respect Brandon’s right of expression, his actions are not a representation of our organization and membership. We wish Brandon well on his future endeavors.”
The Miami Dolphins were also part of this ‘movement’. As we’ve previously reported, because of their disrespect towards the national anthem, the Florida sheriffs office has announced they will not be escorting the Dolphins to their games unless they show respect for the anthem. The local police union is behind the Broward County Sheriff’s Office and will not be doing any escorting either.
President of the International Union of Police Associations, Jeffrey Bell said,
“I respect their right to have freedom of speech. However, in certain organizations and certain jobs you give up that right of your freedom of speech temporary while you serve that job or while you play in an NFL game.”
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