By The Blaze. A Florida restaurant owner figured out a way to respond to national anthem protests in the NFL in a way that helps those whom the anthem honors, according to WTVT-TV.
The owners of Beef O’Brady’s restaurant in Brooksville are pulling their financial support of the league by cancelling the premium NFL television package, and they’re using the savings to benefit veterans.
“This is what we are doing, this is the stance we take, and the money we would’ve spent, we are going to spend on our vets,” said Curtis West, who owns the restaurant with his wife, Janet. . .
The Wests subscribed to the NFL Sunday Ticket Package through DIRECTV. This year, because of the national anthem protests the league has allowed, the restaurant is cancelling that package and giving a 40 percent discount to veterans on Sundays during the NFL season.
“Beef O’Brady’s will not be financially supporting the NFL this year due to their lack of compassion and gratitude for our American service members,” a poster in the restaurant reads. “Our national anthem is one of the methods we as American citizens have always used to show our appreciation to all military service members, past or present, alive or dead. This tradition deserves respect and unfortunately, the NFL does not feel the same way. (Read more from “Florida Restaurant Takes a Stand Against the NFL – and Uses It to Help Veterans” HERE)
Local Bar Won’t Buy NFL Package Because of Player Protests
By Fox 13. The issue of NFL national anthem protests has stirred up debate from coast to coast. And now, a Brooksville restaurant owner is taking a stand on kneeling.
Curtis and Janet West, who own Beef O’Brady’s on 31120 Cortez Boulevard in Brooksville, say they’re canceling their DIRECTV NFL Sunday Ticket package this season.
“Last year, with the kneeling and the disrespect to our veterans and our flag and our country, I was very upset,” said Curtis West.
“I am an American patriot,” West said. “I am not that kind of guy, but it makes me angry, it really does. The people that are doing the protests, I don’t believe their intention is to disrespect our veterans but that is what has come from this.”
“This is what we are doing, this is the stance we take, and the money we would’ve spent, we are going to spend on our vets,” West added. (Read more from “Local Bar Won’t Buy NFL Package Because of Player Protests” HERE)