Second Company Decides To Pull NFL Ads Over Continued Protests

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Oct 3, 2017

From the very first Trump tweet, and each successive show of solidarity from league executives and owners since, we’ve maintained that the NFL was fighting a losing battle by politicizing their content. As we’ve said before, while 100% of Americans may be able to agree that they love watching football, roughly 50% are going to disagree with whatever political view, whether right or left, that league executive, players and/or owners decide to publicly cram down their throats.

The latest evidence of this fact comes from the owner of Flemington Car and Truck Country of New Jersey who has just decided to pull all of his company’s advertising from NFL games. Per NJ.com:

“The National Football League and its owners have shown their fans and marketing partners that they do not have a comprehensive policy to ensure that players stand and show respect for America and our flag during the playing of the national anthem,” Steve Kalafer said in a statement. “We have cancelled all of our NFL advertising on the Optimum and Infinity (cable) networks.”

Kalafer is also part of the Somerset Patriots’ ownership group, an independent professional baseball team based in Somerset County.

“As the NFL parses the important nationwide issues of ‘social justice’ and ‘freedom of speech,’ it is clear that a firm direction by them is not forthcoming,” Kalafer said in the statement.

“I’m talking to 99-percent of (my) contacts, and they agree that it’s disrespectful, it’s improper,” he said. “We couldn’t support the lack of direction.”

According to the company’s website, Flemington has been in existence as a family-owned business since 1976 and operates 8 car dealerships around New Jersey selling 17 different brand names.

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