A Florida restaurant has decided to cancel its DirectTV NFL package this season to show its support for a group of people which the league is disrespecting.
According to Fox News, Curtis West, owner of Beef O’Brady’s in Brooksville, said Monday that he is not going to air any NFL games in his restaurant because he feels the league’s allowance of players to kneel during the playing of the national anthem disrespects veterans.
“Last year, with the kneeling and the disrespect to our veterans and our flag and our country, I was very upset,” West told Fox13 Tampa Bay.
Instead of paying for the NFL package, West said he will offer veterans at 40 percent discount on Sundays during game days.
Brown hung up a poster describing his restaurant’s mindset in making the change.
“Beef O'Brady's will not be financially supporting the NFL this year due to their lack of compassion and gratitude for our American service members,” the poster reads.
“Our National Anthem is one of the methods we as American citizens have always used to show our appreciation to all military service members, past or present, alive or dead. This tradition deserves respect and unfortunately, the NFL does not feel that same way.
“So, for this season, we will not be purchasing the NFL ticket. Perhaps, it will make a difference if it hits their wallets.”
West said he feels like he’s doing the right thing by showing support for veterans.
“This is what we are doing, this is the stance we take, and the money we would’ve spent, we are going to spend on our vets,” he said.
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