The NFL's stance on players protesting the National Anthem by taking a knee or raising a fist prompted the post's board of directors and membership to vote to stop showing NFL games at their assembly hall.
"Nothing different will be asked of our fans or players than during any other game".
A growing number of Americans have decided they have better things to do with their time on Super Bowl Sunday than support a professional football league that doesn't have the decency to honor the national anthem.
AMVETS, also known as American Veterans, is a 70-year-old, non-partisan advocacy group that wants to encourage people to stand for the anthem and the flag. "It's never been a place for advertising that could be considered by some as a political statement".
In an official White House statement, the president saluted America's armed forces ahead of Super Bowl LII between reigning champions the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles, but reminded everyone, "We hold them in our hearts and thank them for our freedom as we proudly stand for the national anthem".
Klein said members of the social club were skeptical at first.
General overall view of NFL football at U.S. Bank Stadium
"But their shabby treatment of AMVETS exposes the hypocrisy of that excuse".
I will go back to the National Football League when they come back to our veterans, law enforcement, and the millions of Americans they have ostracized.
The resolution has been unanimously passed by the state Senate. "May God bless and protect our troops, and may He continue to bless the United States of America".
So as Atlanta prepares to host the Super Bowl at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, state lawmakers are denouncing the very organization responsible for brining it here.
"What I feel would need to change is the NFL players, all NFL players to come on the TV in front of a microphone and give a steadfast apology for disrespecting the flag and the National Anthem", Olbitt said.
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