“We could lose customers because of this,” he said. He further explained that he noticed a recent shipment of Pepsi products bearing the NFL emblem. “I don’t bend,” he said. “As long as athletes are allowed to bow and disrespect the flag and the country I love, that’s not the case.” Most of his friends and customers supported his decision.
NFL player Colin Kaepernick caused controversy in 2016 by kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality against people of color. The country’s response was that those who felt the action was unpatriotic and disrespectful to our veterans, and that Mr. Colin consulted veterans before protesting and determined that kneeling was seen as a sign of respect. divided among those who Many feel that companies that continue to support the NFL are also guilty of disrespect.
This debate has recently been revived again following the death of George Floyd. While Floyd repeatedly said, “I can’t breathe,” and begged for his mother, officers used excessive force to press their knees into Floyd’s neck for nine minutes, killing Floyd.
Some argue that the main problem with kneeling at NFL games is that players are being paid to play, not to protest. People at this camp say it’s your right to protest, but players should protest on their own time.
Stewart appears to fall into the latter category, acknowledging that Kaepernick’s protests have received attention and that something good could come out of them, but said, “I disagree with the tactics. only,” he said. He then said he would continue to sell Pepsi products, but would not sell products with the NFL emblem on the label. Comments on this post were split.
W. Faye Ingram writes: “How can kneeling to protest the killing of innocent people ignore the flag? The flag is a symbol of courage and the protection of this country and its people.
I am from Athens, but your little Just because you’ve never heard of a grocery store, don’t lose me as a customer, and good luck to you as anyone in this country has the right to protest what they don’t like about this country. Meanwhile, Jason Stewart said: “This guy donates for a few things. He hosts Christmas for underprivileged families. [Continuously] losing money so people can ask for money knowing he may never come back. Always a donor, the NFL has never donated a dime to anything. ”