The consequences of NFL player protest are starting to show. With the drop of the ratings, fans boycotting the games and destroying the sports merchandise, now a clothing company announced they are through with sponsoring the wardrobes and advertising on the NFL.
Allan Jones is CEO of Hardwick Clothing and Check Into Cash payday loan company – America’s oldest suit maker.
In his statement Jones said,
“Our companies will not condone unpatriotic behavior!”
“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.”
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, reports Urepublican.
But after NFL players and coaches disrespected our nation by taking a knee during the national anthem played before their games, Jones said he is through sponsoring the wardrobes or advertising on stations that air the National Football League.
“When I see Colin Kaepernick lecturing the “oppressed” wearing a Fidel Castro T-shirt you realize the hypocrisy to this stupidity. I love America. They have the right to protest and I have the right to turn off the channel and place our ads elsewhere. The next time someone ask the public to finance a stadium this will have a very long term effect. These guys should really be the lead plaintiffs in the head injury cases-that’s the only jury that will find sympathy!”
“If you will research why Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner you will realize why I am upset about these NFL players protesting. They don’t even know what it is they are protesting.”
“The flag was still standing. 200 English ships tried to take it down. They kept it up all night and it could only be seen when the bombs were bursting in the air. So many patriots gave their lives to keep the flag up – and now to have people protesting who don’t have a clue about any of this bothers me.”