Friday, October 13, 2017

Lousiana Cops Boycott Ford Over Support For Kneeling NFL Players

Via Richard

In a perfectly ironic twist, just days after Jamele Hill urged Americans to protest Jerry Jones decision to make his players stand by 'hitting him in the wallet' and boycotting his sponsors, a Louisiana sheriff's office that is boycotting Ford over the automaker's decision to support NFL players' right to peacefully protest during the national anthem.

As a reminder, earlier in the week NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell flip-flopped from his original anti-Trump stance, issuing a statement that:
"We believe that everyone should stand for the National Anthem...  We also care deeply about our players and respect their opinions and concerns about critical social issues."
But Ford - ever ready to signal its virtue loud and proud - issued a statement that it:
Ford "respects individuals' rights to express their views, even if they are not ones we share. That's part of what makes America great."
That weasly statement appears to have been the last straw for Sheriff Julian Whittington of the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office said in a letter to the its dealership, Hixson Ford of Alexandria, that it would no longer buy the company's police vehicles.

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