NFL Rejects Military Veterans Advertisement

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NFL Rejects Military Veterans Advertisement
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Leavenworth, Kansas — January 24, 2018 — The NFL has rejected an advertisement from AMVETS requesting that viewers respectfully stand during our national anthem.

“Like most Kansans, I love the sport of football,” said Tyler Tannahill, a Marine veteran and candidate for Congress from the second district. “My brother is a former K-State football player and played in the NFL, but I can’t sit by while an organization disrespects our country and our veterans.”

Tannahill joined the Marines after 9/11, serving in Iraq & Afghanistan. He is a veterans advocate, and served as a military advisor for Congressman Yoder.

The AMVETS organization was approved to air the ad during NBA games and NHL games, but was refused a Super Bowl spot for their ad, featuring the hashtag #PleaseStand.

“I served in the Marine Corps, and I know the sacrifice made by those who fight under that flag,” said Tannahill. “I call on the NFL today to reverse this decision and allow our military veterans to have a voice.”

The NFL supported protests against the national anthem throughout the season and has been suffering lower ratings due to their political stance. 

“I stand for our flag because I know what it stands for,” said Tannahill. “We send men and women to war to defend that flag, and most Americans stand with our military and our veterans. I wish the NFL would do the same.”

For more information on the advertisement, visit this article.

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Tyler Tannahill was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. Use of his military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Marine Corps, the Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense.