Should the NFL air veterans' 'Please Stand' Super Bowl ad? | The Tylt
Should the NFL air veterans' 'Please Stand' Super Bowl ad?
NFL fans were force-fed a political statement every week when players took a knee during the national anthem. Now, an organization that supports veterans wants to pay the NFL money to advertise a message a patriotism and standing for the national anthem, and that's deemed "too political"? Welcome to the hypocrisy that is the NFL.
Free speech cuts both ways. You can not air one view without the other and not look like you're censoring one side. The NFL is trying to silence veterans who want people to stand for the national anthem while doing nothing about players who are kneeling. That is wrong, and they should accept the advertisement.
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Kneel or stand, one thing is for sure about the NFL: the politics are getting out of hand. The league isn't about football anymore and it is driving fans away. The NFL rejecting the veterans' ad is an effort by the NFL to get less political and make the Super Bowl about the game. It isn't disrespecting veterans by rejecting the ad. The league is just refusing what so many people have hammered it for all year—getting political.
The less the NFL play politics the better. It has resulted in fans leaving in droves and boycotting anything associated with the league. Rejecting the ad is a smart strategic move for the private company, which is not beholden to anyone to air anything it doesn't want. Keep political ads off the Super Bowl airwaves.
It's a political ad. NFL have them a chance to be less political and they said no..
No one wants to see politics during the Super Bowl, whether it's funded by vets or not.