Thousands of people are joining together in an NFL boycott over Veterans Day weekend.
A Facebook group that has more than 200,000 followers announced a stand in “solidarity with veterans around the country.”
“We will be not be watching or listening to NFL games on November 12th in solidarity with veterans around the country, as football players have continued to disrespect the national anthem, the American flag, and everything our nation stands for,” announced the Boycott the NFL Facebook page.
“Until millionaire football players stop protesting the National Anthem of the United States, we’ll be here,” the page stated.
REMEMBER! November 12th, on Veterans Day weekend, Americans will be boycotting Football en masse — make sure to participate in getting the NFL’s ratings to an all-time low.
Show the NFL how you REALLY feel with an official “I Proudly Stand For The National Anthem” shirt! Get yours here: http://bit.ly/2i8oGck
Posted by Boycott The NFL on Monday, September 25, 2017
Supporters of the boycott weighed in on the Facebook page.
“I refuse to participate in an event that disrespects the United States of America. I despise anyone who disrespects those that have fought and those that gave their lives for our freedom. Keep taking a knee NFL and you will lose what fans you have left,” one Facebook user commented.
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“Enough is enough. Politics and sports do not mix. This is a reminder of the Olympics boycotts in the 70’s. Not the proper forum for protests. Fans cannot relate to million dollar cry babies. Get back to the work of entertainment,” another wrote.
Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who ignited a firestorm when he refused to stand during the national anthem in a 2016 pre-season game, remains a free agent as no other teams have signed him. The NFL has been repeatedly thrust in the spotlight as players have continued to protest while many fans fire back at the disrespect.
Declining ratings and ticket sales have been affecting the league and its bottom line as sponsors like the Papa John’s pizza company have demanded the NFL get its house in order.
On Twitter, the calls to boycott the NFL over the Veterans day weekend were loud and clear.
I feel the need to remind people “VETERANS DAY WEEKEND” is approaching, #BOYCOTTNFL please ! pic.twitter.com/CZ0rXfenTG
— TrumpGirl2020 (@patriciaunpc) November 10, 2017
On this Veterans Day, this disabled vet will #BoycottNFL #NFLBoycott #BoycottBeam
— Kase Kowe (@KoweKase) November 10, 2017
Veterans Day Boycott of NFL, don’t forget retweet! The more the better, show soldiery, United We Stand! pic.twitter.com/IFIlMInbAz
— Ronnie (@ronniestand1) November 7, 2017
Stay home spend some family time The @NFL can wait. Empty stands is what they should see. Help stop ? Anthem protests
— Scott v. Anderson (@Huskerscott24) November 10, 2017
This Veterans Day weekend I will honor my fellow veterans & respect our flag! If you want to #ThankAVet this weekend #BoycottNFL pic.twitter.com/mkuRMFWsDf
— Bill (@ws121) November 10, 2017
Boycott NFL games this Sunday in honor of Veterans Day. Boycott sponsors of the NFL that includes Ford, Microsoft, Anheuser bush. This country needs to unite to show respect for the flag, national anthem, Military, and police officers. Don’t support disrespectful behavior. Maga
— Freda Turner (@fturner06144) November 10, 2017
— Feitclub (@Feitclubmiami) November 10, 2017
I boycotted them last year when it started and until they apologise I’ll never watch them again.
— Darrla Griffith (@darrla_griffith) November 7, 2017
Why only on Veteran’s day? I’ve been doing it since Kaeperprick started his kneeling shit last season!
— @TherealBob (@republicanbob) November 7, 2017
It would be great if President Trump withholds military support in this event..
No half time activity..let NFL do their own drama… pic.twitter.com/b2gZewNQ3y
— Rick (@Rick95648) November 6, 2017
Without us vets, particularly those of WWII, these jerks would not be enjoying the wealth & benefits of American freedom. The Anthem is the one moment all Americans should come together regardless of their politics!
— Gary T. Ridenour (@GaryRidenour) November 10, 2017
This does not need any words. 11th November, #BoycottNFL , Veterans Day weekend. pic.twitter.com/xOKMGCDwEu
— BAVARIAN GIRL (@Inge_Mausi) November 4, 2017
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