Broncos’ Brandon Marshall Loses Two Endorsements After Kneeling During National Anthem
Many athletes have been showing their support of Colin Kaepernick by taking a knee during the National Anthem to join in the fight against the racial injustices in America. Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall joined in the protest taking a knee at this past Thursday’s game.
Unfortunately he’s become the first one to lose endorsements over it. After losing a 5-month deal with the Air Academy Federal Credit Union, cable company CenturyLink has also parted ways with the NFL star.
CenturyLink released a statement on the matter:
“We completely respect Brandon Marshall’s personal decision and right to take an action to support something in which he strongly believes. America is anchored in the right of individuals to express their beliefs. While we acknowledge Brandon’s right, we also believe that whatever issues we face, we also occasionally must stand together to show our allegiance to our common bond as a nation. In our view, the national anthem is one of those moments. For this reason, while we wish Brandon the best this season, we are politely terminating our agreement with him.”
Marshall told KUSA’s Mike Klis that he would kneel during national anthem again Sunday.
“The message is that I’m against social injustice. I’m not against the military, police or America at all. I’m against social injustice and I feel like this is the right thing to do. I feel like this is the right platform. This is our only platform you know, to really be heard, and I feel a lot of times, people want us to just shut up and entertain them, shut up and play football.”