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Sat Sep 10, 2016, 12:21 PM

 

Denver Broncos' Brandon Marshall gets dropped by sponsor for anthem protest

Denver Broncos' Brandon Marshall gets dropped by sponsor for anthem protest
by Ahiza Garcia and Kevin Dotson @CNNMoney
September 9, 2016: 3:40 PM ET

Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall got dropped by a sponsor for kneeling in protest during the national anthem.
Air Academy Federal Credit Union, which mostly serves members of the military and their families, announced on social media Friday that it was ending its five-month relationship with Marshall.

http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/09/news/brandon-marshall-national-anthem-protest-aafcu/

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Reply Denver Broncos' Brandon Marshall gets dropped by sponsor for anthem protest (Original post)
workinclasszero Sep 2016 OP
Duckhunter935 Sep 2016 #1
workinclasszero Sep 2016 #2
TheSarcastinator Sep 2016 #3
Travis_0004 Sep 2016 #9
Duckhunter935 Sep 2016 #11
SwankyXomb Sep 2016 #18
TipTok Sep 2016 #23
yeoman6987 Sep 2016 #4
ronnie624 Sep 2016 #8
yeoman6987 Sep 2016 #10
ronnie624 Sep 2016 #17
Bluzmann57 Sep 2016 #5
Duckhunter935 Sep 2016 #13
B2G Sep 2016 #19
Elwood P Dowd Sep 2016 #21
B2G Sep 2016 #22
nolabels Sep 2016 #24
TheSarcastinator Sep 2016 #6
jonno99 Sep 2016 #16
pintobean Sep 2016 #20
George Eliot Sep 2016 #7
Exilednight Sep 2016 #12
JustinL Sep 2016 #14
Brother Buzz Sep 2016 #15

Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 12:24 PM

1. Well he exercised his rights

 

And so did the business.

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Response to Duckhunter935 (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 12:29 PM

2. I stand by his right to protest the horrible things going on

 

in this country.

And its within the rights of the business to cut ties with him over it, I would do the same to them if I was a customer of their services.

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Response to Duckhunter935 (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 12:30 PM

3. and you got to be smugly superior

about the uppity black man who dared criticize his nation for the continued, historical brutalization and slaughter of African Americans. Good for you!

PS: many "Dems" on this site have perspectives much closer to Trump supporters than they realize.

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Response to TheSarcastinator (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 12:41 PM

9. Its a military credit union

 

I don't blame them for not wanting to be involved.

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Response to TheSarcastinator (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 12:49 PM

11. Nothing smug and I did not bring in race

 

I agree with his right to peaceful protest. I was in the military for 20 years to protect that right. It is also just as much right for a private business to cut ties with him.

Nice insult, I guess you did not see my Sig line, "fuck Trump'

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Response to TheSarcastinator (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 03:15 PM

18. There are plenty of people on DU

if you put them next to one of Trump's deplorables, would remind you of the last scene with the pigs from Animal Farm.

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Response to TheSarcastinator (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 11, 2016, 06:51 AM

23. It's always interesting how there is this cry to be treated as equals....

 

... but then any criticism is met with cries of 'racism'.

Which is it?

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Response to Duckhunter935 (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 12:31 PM

4. I agree. That's exactly how democracy works.

 

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Response to yeoman6987 (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 12:39 PM

8. Patriotism is still just a tool for manufacturing consent.

People who succumb to it, are ignorant and weak-minded.

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Response to ronnie624 (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 12:42 PM

10. I guess it was patriotism or just a company that doesn't need controversy

 

Many companies drop athletes and stars for many reasons. Ryan Locke lost 4. I am sure many more will for various reasons in the future. No I am not comparing Locke to this athlete just saying companies drop endorsers all the time.

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Response to yeoman6987 (Reply #10)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 01:14 PM

17. Patriotism is 'politically correct' in the current political atmophere.

I agree, the company is simply acting according to its interests.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 12:36 PM

5. He should be dropped for his cheap shot on Newton

Marshall didn't get penalized for it but Marshall made a terrible cheap shot on Panthers qb Cam Newton. He likely will be fined for it.

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Response to Bluzmann57 (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 12:51 PM

13. Was that the helmet to helmet?

 

Quite blatant

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Response to Bluzmann57 (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 03:24 PM

19. Couldn't care less about his protest, but

 

that hit pissed me the hell off. Hope he gets one hell of a fine. He should be been ejected.

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Response to B2G (Reply #19)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 04:17 PM

21. He wasn't the only one that should have been ejected.

There were four or five Broncos trying to put Cam Newton in the hospital. That is one dirty, sleazy bunch.

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Response to Elwood P Dowd (Reply #21)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 08:33 PM

22. So fucking true. Nt

 

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Response to B2G (Reply #22)

Sun Sep 11, 2016, 07:18 AM

24. Lots of helmet to helmet calls in the near coming weeks (after the animals have left the barn)

But alas the Silver and Black only get get two games a year with those donkey asses. No doubt some other inane sacrosanct ritual with the zebras will come up by then

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 12:36 PM

6. the crypto-racists have been waiting for this moment with drool on their lips

I mean, C.K. didn't get dropped by his sponsors, so the flag-waving, authoritarian crypto-racists have been impatiently waiting for one of the athletes who dared support him to "get theirs" for disrespecting the symbol of the government that has systematically enslaved, brutalized and disenfranchised their friends, loved ones and communities. Of course they got what they wanted: this is, after all, still the USA, a nation that celebrates the murder of runaway slaves in its own national anthem.

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Response to TheSarcastinator (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 01:01 PM

16. Or - there are those who simply see C.K. for what he is - young & foolish.

He is in the BIG game now - the arena of ideas; time will tell where he ends up.

btw: whatever this country once was, or once allowed, part of our greatness is our willingness to learn & grow. And so, we have learned & we have grown, and the murder of runaway slaves is not now celebrated - anywhere.

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Response to TheSarcastinator (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 03:32 PM

20. ...

 

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 12:39 PM

7. Let freedom of expression ring!

I hope his voice attracts similar voices and this becomes a mini movement.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 12:49 PM

12. They both exercised their rights.

Agree, or disagree, they both have the same rights.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 12:54 PM

14. does that mean we won't hear "they aren't risking anything with their protests" anymore? n/t

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Sep 10, 2016, 12:55 PM

15. Brandon Marshall was a college teammate of Kaepernick at University of Nevada

That connection may just have tipped the scale

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