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NFL Commish Says Rejection of Veterans’ Ad for Super Bowl Does Not Indicate ‘Lack of Support’ for the Troops

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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NBA Releases List of “Approved” Social Justice Platitudes for Players to Wear on Jerseys

No Hong Kong or China references.

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The National Basketball Association has approved a list of acceptable ‘social justice-‘ themed phrases that players will be permitted to wear on their jerseys during the upcoming season, allowing the league’s millionaire player base to repeat slogans largely associated with the Black Lives Matter movement.

The “approved” social justice phrases are, according to ESPN reporter Marc Spears:

Black Lives Matter; Say Their Names; Vote; I Can’t Breathe; Justice; Peace; Equality; Freedom; Enough; Power to the People; Justice Now; Say Her Name; Sí Se Puede (Yes We Can); Liberation; See Us; Hear Us; Respect Us; Love Us; Listen; Listen to Us; Stand Up; Ally; Anti-Racist; I Am A Man; Speak Up; How Many More; Group Economics; Education Reform; and Mentor.

None of the phrases include any reference to the protests in Hong Kong crushed by the People’s Republic of China, a curious omission in light of the league’s crackdown on Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey. Morey had expressed support of the Hong Kong pro-democracy and anti-Communist party demonstrations, only to be quickly silenced and castigated by league officials concerned that Morey’s remarks would cost them lucrative market opportunities in the communist country.

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As major American sporting leagues degenerate into little more than a display of politically correct slogans and left-wing ideology, it remains to be seen if they’ll retain the cultural appeal they’ve traditionally had with a wide variety of politically and culturally diverse fans.

 

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