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Authentic Womens Stephen Strasburg Jersey The NFL is refusing to run a veterans group’s Super Bowl ad asking people to please stand for the national anthem because the message is too political.
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AMVETS sought to place a $30,000, full-page print ad in programs for Super Bowl LII that will be handed out to fans at Minneapolis’ US Bank Stadium when the New England Patriots take on the Philadelphia Eagles on Feb. 4.
The NFL allowed a VFW ad that said, We Stand for Veterans, because it was not a direct statement on the issue, McCarthy said.
The league has been mired in controversy over the issue since former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling in 2016, but really got heated over the past summer when Trump waded into the fray.
A Seton Hall Sports Poll published in October found that 30 percent of self-described NFL fans were watching less football, and half of those blamed the anthem controversy for their waning interest.
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The actor, who became a Russian citizen last year, condemned athletes for engaging in political protests.
I believe in free speech, I believe that everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, but I don’t agree that they should hold the United States of America or the world hostage by taking a venue where people are tuning in to watch a football game and imposing their political views, he said during the interview. I think it’s outrageous. I think it’s a joke. It’s disgusting. I respect the American flag, and I myself have risked my life countless times for the American flag and I don’t understand or agree with this kind of behavior. I think it’s an outrage.
During the segment, Seagal also defended President Donald Trump. I think that we have a really unfortunate situation in the sense that even though he was democratically elected, there are so many people out there who don’t feel that that’s the case and we have just a ton of enemies within, he said. We have these Democrats that Authentic Kerry Hyder Jersey have this whole other agenda. This whole group of leftover Obama-ites and people who feel that they should really sort of overthrow Trump and any decisions he makes, anything that he tries to do, he gets blocked so often from sort of the enemies within. So it’s very difficult for him to do anything.