NFL rejects veterans’ Super Bowl ad because it asks fans to stand for national anthem

American Veterans, a nonpartisan group launched by World War II veterans, was stunned when the NFL rejected its Super Bowl ad because the league considered it too “controversial.” Why? Because the ad asked fans to “Please Stand” for the national anthem.

In a January 22 letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, American Veterans (AmVets) pointed out that other sports leagues had no problem running their ad, and called the NFL’s rejection “inexcusable.”

The NFL rejected this Super Bowl ad. (AmVets)

The NFL rejected this Super Bowl ad. (AmVets)

“The fact that the commissioners of the National Basketball League and the National Hockey League have allowed the same “PleaseStand ad to run in their respective program books only makes the NFL’s decision to reject the ad that much more inexcusable,” AmVets wrote.

This is a stunning illustration of just how radical the left has become today — that an ad that asks Americans to stand for their own national anthem is considered too “controversial.”

But if you disrespect the Star-Spangled Banner by sitting it out or kneeling during it, you’re celebrated by the mainstream media as a hero, like Colin Kaepernick is.

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A legless vet in a wheelchair stands for the anthem. Colin Kaepernick sits it out. (Pinterest, screenshot)

AmVets added: “Freedom of speech works both ways. 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 2016, Kaepernick hijacked NFL games when he refused to stand for the national anthem. Other players later joined the protest, which has decimated the NFL’s popularity among fans and crushed its TV ratings. Fans disgusted by the injection of leftist propaganda into their leisure time boycotted the league in droves.

The 2018 Super Bowl takes place on February 4 in Minneapolis, where five-time Super Bowl champs the New England Patriots will take on the Philadelphia Eagles. Hopefully, both teams will respect the national anthem.

Kaepernick claimed he stopped standing for the anthem to protest police brutality against black men. But he did nothing when blacks were killed by cops (both black and white) during Barack Obama‘s 8-year presidency.

Colin Kaepernick does not even bother to vote, and says nothing about the countless black-on-black murders that occur every day across the United States. But he has received awards and made countless magazine covers, where he is hailed as a heroic political activist.

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Meanwhile, check out these real American heroes. No one has to ask them to “Please Stand.”

Samantha Chang

Samantha Chang

Samantha Chang is a politics/lifestyle writer and a financial editor. She is a law school graduate and an alum of the University of Pennsylvania. You can find her on Twitter at @Samantha_Chang.
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