The backlash against the NFL allowing players to kneel during the National Anthem is now hitting the league in the pocketbook, as payday lender “Check Into Cash” CEO and owner of Hardwick Clothing Allan Jones has decided to yank all advertising from the NFL – tweeting”Our companies will not condone unpatriotic behavior!”
In a followup statement, Jones said “For the 29 states we operate in, this isn’t much to them, but it’s a lot to us. The Tombras Group is our ad agency in Knoxville and our national media buyer for both TV and radio (for Check Into Cash) and don’t look for Hardwick on the NFL either,”
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In order to shield TV audiences from in-stadium backlash, NFL camera operators have been instructed to avoid crowd shots during last weekend’s games to avoid capturing images of fans counterprotesting the protests – according to Sporting News.
By covering one of the most significant days in NFL history with rose-colored glasses, the networks cheated viewers. We got an incomplete picture of what really happened in stadiums on Sunday and Monday.
Yes, the main television focus should have been on the players, coaches and owners sitting, kneeling or linking arms. But fans hold the ultimate power over the networks and the league, and they were missing in action during coverage.
CBS denied that they instructed the camera operators to look away, however viewers have taken notice of networks using up-close, ground-up shots of players, coaches and owners – conspicuously avoiding images of fans during the national anthem.
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