Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller joined Sunday his teammates in kneeling for the national anthem and now his irrational move is backfiring. Miller could be out an endorsement arrangement due to his decision, via cbslocal.com.
Prior to the game before the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, which they lost, Miller was one of 32 members of his team to refuse to stand for the national anthem due to racial inequities against black Americans.
On Friday, and several times during the weekend, Presiden Trump said that owners ought to fire players who refuse to stand for the national, anthem, posting on Twitter that “if a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL, or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem. If not, YOU’RE FIRED.”
Last year, as a result of his protests, Broncos linebacker Bradon Marshall was cut short of sponsorship deals. He also knelt again on Sunday during the pregame.
Later on, Marshall was praised by Harvard for his opposition to social injustice.
Below you can read the full Phil Long Dealerships statement:
We are evaluating the events of the weekend. It is important to state that we haven’t fired Von. We are in the middle of contract renewal and this weekend’s events remind us that sometimes we feel that we best represent ourselves. We support Von and his first amendment rights, we know Von and he’s a good person. He donated a police car to his hometown police dept. All that notwithstanding when we bring in celebrities to represent us we run the risk of being misrepresented.
We, like millions of Americans are concerned and will respond consistently with our values as a proud American company founded by a war hero (Phil Long). While we can’t control the actions of others we can be responsible for how we support our nation and community. That is why, years ago, our principal owner, Jay Cimino, founded the Mount Carmel Veteran’s Service center, and is supported by all Phil Long Dealerships. We support this cause not just with our words, but financially as well, and it is serving hundreds of veterans in need right here in Colorado. This would be a great time for our community to show support for our military community by supporting this cause or others that continue to serve them after they serve us.
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