Liberals are livid that sponsors are dropping their ads from NFL football despite the fact that they have been doing the same thing for years. The difference is the liberals spend a lot of money trying to convince sponsors to drop shows like The O’Reilly Factor and Rush Limbaugh.
They were successful with O’Reilly, but the plan flopped big time on Limbaugh. One major sponsor who dropped the Limbaugh Show and saw sales plummet tried to return to the fold but Limbaugh told them to take a hike.
But advertisers are dropping the NFL from their media buys without conservatives spending a thin dime. Already, one of the nation’s largest financial companies have dropped the NFL and just on Monday a mega car dealer confirmed they were dropping all advertising for 2017.
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Flemington Car and Truck Country has pulled the dealership’s ads from broadcasts of games for the remainder of the 2017 season. Anheuser-Busch is awaiting the results of their call-in poll and it appears they will be dropping the NFL, too. That would be a huge blow since they are the largest advertiser for the NFL.
“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.
Advertising during the 2018 season will be considered at a later date, he said. Representatives of Optimum and Xfinity could not be reached for comment as of Monday night.
Both cable companies and representatives of Kalafer would not disclose the advertising rates the car dealer pays during NFL games.
Kalafer said he made the decision to cancel all of his commercials because his customers were coming in and complaining about the disrespect being shown to the country and the flag. He says the comments were mostly against the NFL players, a number he placed at 99%. Kalafer emphasizes that he has less of a problem with the players than he does for the ownership and league office who allow the nonsense to continue.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick stayed seated during the national anthem beginning in August 2016 to protest the treatment of African Americans and other people of color, specifically by police officers. He began taking a knee instead on Sept. 1, 2016 after talking to former Green Beret and former NFL player Nate Boyer about the best way to make his point without disrespecting the military. After several fatal shootings of black men by white officers took place, other players joined his protest over the year.
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