While we applauded Budweiser’s stand on the NFL protest, another sponsor has come out with a statement regarding the issue. The beer company condemned the disrespectful kneeling, but this huge American company did the opposite. The Ford Motor Company has put out a statement supporting NFL players who disrespect the American flag, the American nation itself, and the American military men and women who sacrifice their lives so that entitled players can make their millions.
The statement read,
“We respect individuals’ rights to express their views, even if they are not ones we share. That’s part of what makes America great.”
The kneeling ‘movement’ started during the 2016 NFL preseason by Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback. The disrespectful gesture was based on a belief that the United States is a horrible racist nation that oppresses “people of color” at every turn, and that American police are especially wicked in this regard.
With a new football season now underway, some NFL players have decided to continue the national anthem protests, which in turn resulted in President Trump strongly criticizing these NFL players during a September 22nd speech in Alabama, when he said:
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired. He’s fired!’”
The liberal media immediately took the opportunity to attack Trump, with commentators on liberal networks such as MSNBC and ESPN lit into the President for his words.
Of course, there was a problem – most Americans agreed with Trump! Results of polls indicate that a solid majority of Americans believe NFL players should stand for the national anthem.
What’s most annoying right now is the hypocrisy of the Ford Motor Company and how they suddenly find the issue of free speech so important, since it was not that long ago that they had nothing to say when another group of NFL players wanted to exercise their right to free speech and were shut down.
In August of 2016, the Dallas Cowboys wanted to honor five police officers murdered in Dallas by a Black Lives Matter activist, reports Red Nation Politics. Roger Goodell, the NFL commissioner, blocked them from doing so. Where was the Ford Motor Company then to support their right?
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