Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Disrespectful Player Loses Sponsor

The price for disrespecting the American flag has cost another player a major deal. Air Academy Federal Credit Union has just terminated its sponsorship deal with Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall after he knelt during the national anthem before a game against the Panthers last 8 September.

The organization said while Marshall has every right to kneel during the anthem, "his actions are not a representation of our organization and membership." In other words, he had the right, but so do the sponsors.

Marshall followed the lead of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, his former college teammate at Nevada, who remained seated while the the national anthem is being played.

Kaepernick began the trend during the preseason to bring up the issue of racism in the United States and said he was not going "to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color." Aside from being an unsubstantiated argument, the United States has a black President, which is quiet ironic.

The move has caused controversy, with many saying it was disrespectful.

After the utter display of disrespectful and prideful behavior, other companies are planning to cancel the endorsements of 49ers teammate Eric Reid, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane and soccer player Megan Rapinoe as well. Anybody heard of these forgettable players before?

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