As we’ve reported before, the NFL player protest continues and it’s probably getting even more serious after President Donald Trump’s statement in which he condemned those who disrespect our country by kneeling during the national anthem.
While many football fans have decided to boycott the games until everything gets back to normal, some coaches and NFL sponsors seem to be supporting the players’ protest.
That means that NFL sponsors are OK with entitled, smug divas “taking a knee” to support Black Lives Matter while turning their backs on the men and women who bled and died for this country.
Now they’ve even become cocky enough to actually come out and release a statement regarding their support.
Ford Motor Co., a major sponsor of the National Football League, issued a statement in support of free speech.
“We respect individuals’ rights to express their views, even if they are not ones we share,” Ford said in an emailed statement. “That’s part of what makes America great.”
The second-largest U.S. automaker’s ties to the NFL include the naming rights to Ford Field, the home stadium for the Detroit Lions, reports Red State Watcher. The team is owned by Martha Firestone Ford, a member of the company’s founding family, who called Trump’s comments “negative and disrespectful.”
“Our game has long provided a powerful platform for dialogue and positive change in many communities throughout our nation.
“Thanks primarily to our players, the NFL also has been a unifying force in our country and impactful change has and hopefully will continue to be the result of peaceful expression, done so in order to highlight social injustices of all kind.
“Negative and disrespectful comments suggesting otherwise are contrary to the founding principles of our country, and we do not support those comments or opinions,” read Martha Ford’s statement.
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