Veterans Boycott Cleveland Browns For Opposing Racism
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Strongsville, Ohio is boycotting Cleveland Browns games because some of the players are kneeling during the national anthem in a non-violent protest against police brutality and racism.
The VFW posted a picture of their sign that said:
We like our Browns – We love our flag more. Your games will no longer be shown here. God bless America!
The VFW made no mention of police brutality or racism in the tweet or in a statement by Tim Zvoncheck, a commander in the VFW, on Facebook:
So tonight, I asked the membership of my post, VFW 3345, what they thought of the Cleveland Browns players kneeling during the National Anthem and the coaching staff backing their decision. Just as I suspected, the “boos” nearly tore the roof off. Effective immediately, VFW Post 3345 will no longer televise any Cleveland Browns games!
We will NEVER support any person or organization who disgraces the flag or the anthem that we fought for and so many or our brothers and sisters have died for! Until a formal apology by this organization is publicized and the utter disregard to America ceases, we, as veterans of this great country will not stand for this!