The controversy over professional athletes protesting the National Anthem was reignited this weekend as football season officially kicked off on Sunday. Teams showed their true colors, engaging in unpatriotic protests by kneeling while The Star-Spangled Banner played, or even sitting in the locker room, refusing to show their faces on the field entirely. After seeing this disrespectful display, at least one CEO and avid supporter of President Donald Trump has decided to take the one thing the NFL loves most, beginning the takedown of the league which has allowed political bias and the progressive agenda to ruin an all-American pastime.
We have Colin Kaepernick to thank for starting this disgusting trend, which has seen overpaid athletes protest the very country which has afforded them such tremendous opportunity. Last Friday, President Trump strongly criticized those who kneel during the anthem, telling his supporters at a rally in Alabama, “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!”
Trump’s remarks came just two days ahead of the start of the current NFL season and seemingly inspired self-righteous football players from across the country to up the ante when it came to their protests. Entire teams refused to show their faces on the football field during the playing of the National Anthem, while other players knelt or sat on the bench. After witnessing the disgusting display, one American CEO has finally had enough, according to IJR.
Allan Jones is CEO of the payday lending chain Check Into Cash and owner of Hardwick Clothes, America’s oldest suit maker. Jones acquired the then-financially struggling Hardwick Clothing in 2014 and has since boosted production and sales for the oldest continuously operating suit maker in the country. Perhaps because of this overwhelming success as a businessman, Jones is also an avid supporter of President Donald Trump, whom he agrees with wholeheartedly when it comes to showing our country the respect it is due.
After watching NFL players and coaches challenge Trump by protesting the anthem over the weekend, Jones has directed his media buyer, the Tombras Group in Knoxville, to remove any commercials for Check Into Cash, Buy Here Pay Here USA, or US Money Stores from airing during NFL games “for the entire season.” Jones also decided to stop providing the wardrobe for NBC’s on-air talent during the network’s broadcasts of NFL football games.
Two years ago, Cleveland, Tenn., businessman Allan Jones was proudly showing off his newly acquired Hardwick Clothing-brand suits by providing the wardrobe for NBC’s on-air talent during the network’s broadcasts of NFL football games.
But after NFL players and coaches challenged President Donald Trump and many took a knee during the national anthem played before their games over the weekend, Jones said he is through sponsoring the wardrobes or advertising on stations that air the National Football League. [Source: Times Free Press]
“Our companies will not condone unpatriotic behavior!” Jones tweeted on Tuesday. “For the 29 states we operate in, this isn’t much to them, but it’s a lot to us. The Tombras Group is our ad agency in Knoxville and our national media buyer for both TV and radio (for Check Into Cash) and don’t look for Hardwick on the NFL either,” he added.
If NFL teams and players will not listen to reason, perhaps they will respond to having large portions of their funding pulled. For this reason, Louisiana lawmaker Kenny Havard introduced a bill which would strip taxpayer money from the New Orleans Saints. It is time for more business owners and politicians to follow suit. Let’s hit these ungrateful bastards where it hurts. If they want to kneel, we’ll bring them to their knees — but this time, it will be to beg for forgiveness and mercy.