Restaurants across the country are boycotting the NFL by refusing to broadcast the games on TV until protests end, following the uproar over athletes refusing to stand for the national anthem.
Many restaurant owners are responding to NFL players that kneeled out of protest to the national anthem during Sunday games by shutting off TVs in their businesses, abc33 reported. Their actions come after President Donald Trump denounced the protests and told sports fans to never condone their actions.
Sports fans should never condone players that do not stand proud for their National Anthem or their Country. NFL should change policy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017
“When this show of disrespect ends we will be happy to show this product on [sic] our restaurant again,” Borio’s Restaurant in Cicero, N.Y. said in a statement.
“No NFL games will be played at Palmetto Alehouse until every player stands in respect to our flag and our country,” the Palmetto Restaurant and Ale House in Greenville, S.C. said on Facebook.
Even the popular sports bar WOW Cafe & Wingery in St. Bernard, La. would not show the New Orleans Saints’ football game after some of the team’s players chose to sit during the national anthem.
“I apologize to all of our guests but we will not be viewing the Saints game today in house. Some of our local players chose to sit during the National Anthem, which will not be supported or praised at WOW. Again, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause,” the restaurant said.
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