NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is under fire because his football league rejected a pro-veterans advertisement to be broadcast during the Super Bowl on Sunday.
Goodell attempted to spin in his official statement, claiming that the NFL’s rejection of the ad does not mean that his league refuses to support the troops.
“It’s not an indication of any lack of support,” Goodell said during an appearance on ESPN Radio, via PFT. “We have a VFW ad that talks about, celebrates the important work that our veterans are doing, and of course you all know we’re going to have 15 medal of honor winners that we’re bringing together at the Super Bowl, which I think is the largest number of medal of honor winners ever brought together at any event other than their annual national gathering.”
The ad that was rejected by Goodell came from the group American Veterans (AMVETS) who hoped to solicit donations from patriots worldwide in order to “enhance and safeguard the entitlements” for America’s heroes. The reasoning behind the ad’s rejection was likely because it contained the message: “Please Stand.” Because so many NFL players followed in the lead of washed up QB Colin Kaepernick and refused to stand for the national anthem, this simple message is now considered controversial in the NFL’s eyes.
AMVETS national commander Marion Polk sent a letter to Goddell earlier this month explaining why the ad should be displayed during the Super Bowl. He said his group was “well aware of the controversy surrounding players kneeling during the national anthem and the public relations problems this has caused the NFL, our ad is neither a demand nor a judgment upon those who choose to kneel.”
Polk explained that the ad was “a simple, polite request that represents the sentiment of our membership, particularly those whose missing or paralyzed limbs preclude standing.”
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said to the Washington Post that the ads are “designed for fans to commemorate and celebrate the game, players, teams and the Super Bowl.” He claims that the league “has long supported the military and veterans and will again salute our service members in the Super Bowl with memorable on-field moments that will be televised as part of the game.”
While the patriotic ad was considered inappropriate for the Super Bowl, an ad featuring drag queen perverts was approved by the NFL to be broadcast.
Sabra Hummus has released a teaser ad featuring grotesque cross-dressers Miz Cracker and Kim Chi, who gained prominence on the reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race. They will be featured in a full 30-second spot during the Super Bowl.
By turning their backs on veterans while supporting drag queen degeneracy, the NFL has shown its extreme left-wing bias.
Make-A-Wish Vanderbilt Kicker Sarah Fuller Will Take Part in Joe Biden’s Inauguration
Vanderbilt University student Sarah Fuller, goalie for the women’s soccer team and erstwhile emergency kicker for the men’s football team, will be taking part in the inauguration of Joe Biden.
USA Today reports that Fuller will participate in a television program titled “Celebrating America,” which will be simulcast the evening of Inauguration Day on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, MSNBC, and PBS.
Fuller confirmed the news on Twitter Sunday afternoon.
“It’s an honor to be invited to participate in one of America’s greatest traditions,” Fuller tweeted with pictures of herself on the Vanderbilt football field. “This historic inauguration is especially meaningful for American women and girls. The glass ceilings are breaking and it is the time to #LeadLikeAWoman.”
— Sarah Fuller (@SarahFuller_27) January 17, 2021
Multiple guests will appear on the program in addition to Fuller. Tom Hanks is hosting and both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be giving speeches.
Back in November and December the mainstream media lauded Fuller for becoming the first woman to play and then score in a Power Five college football game. In her first appearance she squib kicked the ball to Missouri’s 37-yard line and subsequently hurried to the sidelines. In later appearances she made two extra points following Vanderbilt touchdowns.
Fuller became Vanderbilt’s emergency kicker after their starting and backup kickers could not play due to COVID-19 protocols.
Big League Politics previously covered the Sarah Fuller story, specifically the reaction of Jason Whitlock, a conservative-friendly sports writer who once worked for Fox Sports. Whitlock called her appearance a “Make-A-Wish” publicity stunt.
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