Greasy hair, cheap cologne, and big teeth chattering away about a “good deal.” Car salesmen aren’t known for their morality. But after NFL players took a knee during the national anthem (see Mike Rowe Fires Both Barrels at NFL for Disrespecting Fans and Actor Jesse Williams Says ‘NFL Standing for the Anthem is a Military Conspiracy!’) one car dealership is offering great prices on integrity.
“Phil Long” car dealership, one of Colorado’s largest, cut ties with one of the Broncos most famous players. Plus, they’re offering a no-cash-down, loan for the rest of your life, deal on their inventory.
Broncos linebacker Von Miller may be out an endorsement deal as a result of kneeling during the national anthem.
As a result of his actions before the game, Phil Long dealership asked CBS4 and other television stations to stop airing their ads featuring Von Miller. The general manager of Phil Long Ford in Denver told CBS4’s Rick Sallinger that Miller has not been fired, but instead they are changing some advertising.
The dealership released a statement that will make thine heart swell with pride for king and country. Without the king.
We are evaluating the events of the weekend. It is important to state that we haven’t fired Von. We are in the middle of contract renewal and this weekend’s events remind us that sometimes we feel that we best represent ourselves. We support Von and his first amendment rights, we know Von and he’s a good person…
We, like millions of Americans are concerned and will respond consistently with our values as a proud American company founded by a war hero (Phil Long)… We support this cause not just with our words, but financially as well, and it is serving hundreds of veterans in need right here in Colorado. This would be a great time for our community to show support for our military community by supporting this cause or others that continue to serve them after they serve us. https://veteranscenter.org/
The world must be ending. The dealership plugged a veterans’ center instead of announcing their latest blowout sale. God bless America.
Actions have consequences. Do football players have the right to kneel during the anthem? Yes. Does the car dealership have the right to review their contract with said player after said player kneels during the anthem? Also yes. There’s this idea that freedom of expression is free of consequences. Nope. If a company with ties to Von Miller sees a dip in sales, or just plain doesn’t want to be associated with him anymore for his knees hitting the deck, the dealership can part ways.
This is just the beginning. Americans aren’t fond of being spoken down to or lectured when all they want to do is watch a football game. They don’t want to be reminded of that lecture as they’re heading down to a dealership to part with five figures for a new car, either.