Ford Motor Company, built in America, is taking a knee. They have made it known that they will support the NFL players who protest.
Ford probably should take a look at Nike’s stock which reportedly dropped after they made Colin Kaepernick the face of their ad campaign to celebrate 30-years of telling people to “Just Do It” – many of whom are now saying “no thanks” and “just don’t do it.”
Ford’s message was that they respect individuals rights to express views, but they forgot to mention that players were protesting while they were at work. People paying hundreds of dollars to watch a football game were not happy with the protests and didn’t want social justice warriors ruining the NFL experience with their protests, According to RWN.
Ford Motor Company is a major sponsor, the Ford family has also owned the Detroit Lions NFL team for some decades; Martha Firestone Ford, Detroit Lions Owner, and Chairwoman issued her own statement a day prior, taking umbrage with US President Donald Trump’s disapproving comments toward protests in the National Football League.
“Our game has long provided a powerful platform for dialogue and positive change in many communities throughout our nation,” the statement read. “Negative and disrespectful comments suggesting otherwise are contrary to the founding principles of our country, and we do not support those comments or opinions.”
Let’s be clear here, most (if not all fans) support a player’s right to protest – in their own time. Just like with most jobs – politics shouldn’t be in the workplace.
The real outrage isn’t just where the players are protesting but what. The Anthem? The American flag? I mean, come on! This has more to do with respecting the brave men and women who have sacrificed everything in service of our great Nation than who the fans support politically.