As many people across the nation tuned in to watch the Philadelphia Eagles win their first Super Bowl by defeating the New England Patriots on Sunday evening, some others boycotted the game for perceived disrespect to the National Anthem, the American flag, and the NFL’s decision to boot a veterans ad from the game.
In a report from Patheos, Bristol Palin wrote about one businessman who was upset at the NFL’s decision to nix the ad and decided to join in on the boycott. But, as Palin wrote, Carolina Businessman Brandon Patrick decided to take his support one step further and instead spent the evening cleaning veteran headstones and grave sites:
Well, some people really inspire. Such is the case with a North Carolina businessman Brandon Patrick who recently posted his plans for Sunday night. They did not include watching the Superbowl.
“I will not be watching the Superbowl, due to the fact that the NFL has rejected a veterans’ commercial urging people to stand for the National Anthem,” he wrote. “And for that, Pro1 Services will be cleaning Veterans’ headstones and mosuleums (sic) for the entire duration of this stupid Superbowl… for free.” He then went to ask for a list of cemeteries that had the most veterans buried there.
Check it out:
I WILL NOT BE WATCHING THE SUPERBOWL DUE TO THE FACT THE NFL HAS REJECTED A VETERAN'S COMMERCIAL URGING PEOPLE TO STAND…
Here’s more from Patheos:
Patrick was referring to the fact that AMVETS officials reported the National Football League rejected their $30,000 ad buy for the Super Bowl, which encouraged players and all Americans to #PleaseStand. The ad also encouraged people to donate money to a Congressionally approved charity. Can you imagine why the NFL would reject such an ad?
“Well, the NFL’s excuse was pretty lame,” Palin wrote. “They didn’t want the Superbowl to be political. Wait, isn’t that what we’ve been saying all along, as you let (then) San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick sit during the National Anthem and disrespect this nation?”