The National Anthem protests in the NFL are insulting to millions of Americans but particularly the police. Colin Kaepernick and others have made it clear that police were one of the main targets of the kneeling protests.
Now some police are pushing back on companies that support the kneelers.
The Shreveport Times reports:
Bossier sheriff to boycott NFL sponsor Ford due to anthem protests
Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington said his office will no longer purchase Ford products after the automaker expressed support for National Football League players’ right to kneel in protest during the national anthem.
In a letter to Hixson Ford of Alexandria on Wednesday, Whittington said “recent events surrounding the NFL, its players and their audacity to thumb their collective noses at the American flag, the American military, as well as their obvious disdain for the profession of law enforcement in general, forces me to take a stand.”
Some NFL players began kneeling or sitting during the national anthem during the 2016 season, following the lead of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick said when asked to explain his protest, according to NFL.com.
This has the potential to ruin the NFL. How sad.