Tennessee businessman calls NFL protests ‘unpatriotic,’ pulls ads during games

Tennessee businessman calls NFL protests ‘unpatriotic,’ pulls ads during games

http://newschannel9.com/news/local/cleveland-businessman-calls-nfl-protests-unpatriotic-pulls-ads-during-games

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…… and don’t look for Hardwick on the NFL either. Our companies will not condone unpatriotic behavior! TAKING A STAND…NOT A KNEE!

In 2014, Cleveland business Hardwick Clothes was fighting bankruptcy and it seemed like its more than 130 years of experience might not make it another season.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (WTVC) – Check Into Cash founder and Cleveland, Tennessee native Allan Jones weighed in on the ongoing NFL national anthem protests Tuesday night. Jones posted to his Facebook page that he is pulling all commercials for Check Into Cash, Buy Here Pay Here USA, and U.S. Money Shops during NFL games for the rest of the season.

In 2014, Cleveland business Hardwick Clothes was fighting bankruptcy and it seemed like its more than 130 years of experience might not make it another season.

That’s when Jones stepped in to give the clothing brand a new chance.

In his Facebook post, he says not to look for Hardwick Clothes on the NFL either.

This week, WTVC NewsChannel 9 also spoke with former Buffalo Bills owner Buddy Nix, who now lives in Chattanooga.

Nix told us he stands with those who see the protests as as a sign of disrespect. “I believe firmly in standing for the national anthem and being respectful to the flag in this country. I don’t think there’s any excuse for not doing that,” Nix said.

A local restaurant owner also told us he will no longer play NFL games in his establishment.

Baxter’s owner Matthew Wolcott says those actions disrespect American veterans.

3 responses to “Tennessee businessman calls NFL protests ‘unpatriotic,’ pulls ads during games

  1. This is another play by the left to beleaguer and defeat American
    society, make America unlivable for Americans. Well for my part
    I will not watch football until I see respect for the National Flag,
    fans and a list of the kneelers so they can be blackballed for
    a future they do not deserve……………….William

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  2. Reblogged this on shaynroby and commented:

    The NFL is paying a financial price for its deplorable stance with regard to allowing disrespectful conduct during the playing of America’s national anthem. How much it will hurt ticket sales and television ratings remains to be seen. Perhaps as the financial pies of the league start to shrink, their wayward thinking will be adjusted. Time will tell as to how much damage the league’s ill advised support of the thuggish Black Lives Matter movement has damaged its image with the American public.

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  3. And apparently the Seahawks actually burned an American Flag in their lockerroom, ugh

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