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voiceofreason
01-24-2018, 07:59 AM
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NFL rejects veterans group’s ‘Please Stand’ ad for Super Bowl program
January 23 at 8:17 PM

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The NFL has rejected an advertisment a veterans group wanted to run in this year’s Super Bowl program. The ad asked for donations to American Veterans, an organization that aims to “enhance and safeguard the entitlements” for those who have served in the U.S. military, but it was marked by large lettering conveying a message relating to the league’s player protests during the national anthem: “Please Stand.”

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The message, expressed as a hashtag, was problematic for the NFL, which said in a statement that the Super Bowl has “never been a place for advertising that could be considered by some as a political statement.” :confused:In response, American Veterans, or AMVETS, decried what it saw as “corporate censorship.”

In a recent letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, AMVETS national commander Marion Polk said that while his group was “well aware of the controversy surrounding players kneeling during the national anthem and the public relations problems this has caused the NFL, our ad is neither a demand nor a judgment upon those who choose to kneel.” Polk said the ad was “a simple, polite request that represents the sentiment of our membership, particularly those whose missing or paralyzed limbs preclude standing.”