Fiery Campos-Duffy: NFL Will 'Pay a Price' for Rejecting Veterans Group's #PleaseStand Ad
Rachel Campos-Duffy called out the National Football League for rejecting a Super Bowl advertisement from a veterans organization urging players to stand for the national anthem.
American Veterans, the nation's largest veterans service organization, was planning on placing a print ad in the Super Bowl LII program.
The group wanted an ad with the hashtag "#PleaseStand," requesting players stand for "The Star-Spangled Banner," in response to the controversial anthem protests that have rocked the league.
— Marion Polk (@AMVETSNatlCmdr) January 22, 2018
The NFL rejected the ad, claiming it could be interpreted as a "political statement." American Veterans has since accused the NFL of censorship.
"This is what the NFL has done: They've actually made standing for our flag, honoring our heroes and veterans, something political," Campos-Duffy said on "America's Newsroom."
She said American Veterans wanted to honor those who have sacrificed for our country, while also teaching children about the importance of showing respect to the flag and anthem.
"Wow, so controversial," Campos-Duffy quipped. "The NFL is so darn out of touch. Roger Goodell needs to be replaced."
She argued that many NFL fans disagreed with players refusing to stand for the anthem all season, but they justified it as free speech and continued tuning in to games.
This "censorship" of a veterans organization, however, is a different story, she said.
"I think this is the final straw for a lot of football fans," Campos-Duffy said. "I think that the NFL's going to pay a price for this."
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