More and more rich, entitled sports stars are following Colin Kaepernick’s lead and showing utter disrespect and disregard for the American national anthem.
Kaepernick originally sat on the bench during the playing of the national anthem as a protest to the racist fallacy that police officers are unjustly targeting people of color around the country. Kaepernick quickly faced an enormous backlash. He has since changed his manner of disrespect from sitting to taking a knee during the anthem.
Last Thursday, another player thumbed his nose at the national anthem and took a knee. According to the Blaze, his sponsor quickly took notice. Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall showed his true colors when he kneeled in protest during the anthem. The very next day, Air Academy Federal Credit Union cut ties with him as their spokesperson.
In a statement, the AAFCU CEO Glenn Strebe wrote “Although we have enjoyed Brandon Marshall as our spokesperson over the past five months, Air Academy Federal Credit Union (AAFCU) has ended our partnership. AAFCU is a membership-based organization who has proudly served the military community for over 60 years. While we respect Brandon’s right of expression, his actions are not a representation of our organization and membership. We wish Brandon well on his future endeavors.”