The NFL is back in hot water over their decision to reject an ad that was going to appear in the print program for the Superbowl, because they say the anti-kneeling message could be offensive. Here is the ad:
The @NFL asked @AMVETSHQ for $30K to put an ad in the #SuperBowl printed program. AMVETS said sure, and turned in this ad. NFL said no way. Freedom of speech for kneeling athletes, but not America’s veterans. pic.twitter.com/j0NY8JSE43
— Bob Lonsberry (@BobLonsberry) January 22, 2018
Here is what NFL VP of Communications Brian McCarthy told the Daily Caller:
“The Super Bowl game program is designed for fans to commemorate and celebrate the game, players, teams and the Super Bowl,” McCarthy explained. “It’s never been a place for advertising that could be considered by some as a political statement.”
“The NFL has long supported the military and veterans and will again salute our service members in the Super Bowl with memorable on-field moments that will be televised as part of the game.”
Did the NFL make the wrong call? What say you?