NFL Player Hit With Bad News After Protesting The National Anthem

An NFL player who has taken to kneeling in protest during the national anthem says he doesn't regret his choice and has no plans to stop. While many respect his Constitutional right to a peaceful protest, it's costing him endorsements.

Broncos player Brandon Marshall is kneeling for his principles and he doesn't care what it costs him. On Friday, the Air Academy Federal Credit Union terminated their endorsement of Marshall due to his anthem protests. On Monday, CenturyLink ended their contract.

“We completely respect Brandon Marshall’s personal decision and right to take an action to support something in which he strongly believes,” said a statement put out by CenturyLink. “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.”

Companies are not the only people protesting Marshall's protest. Some fans have been enacting their own protests. One man demonstrated on Monday morning by setting a Marshall t-shirt on fire right outside the Broncos' headquarters.

Despite the backlash, Marshall says he's not trying to cause trouble. “It’s an evil world. It’s a hateful world,” Marshall said. “I’m not here to spread hate. I’m not here to respond to the hate. I’m here to spread love and positivity.”

Marshall plans to continue to fight what he sees as oppression against minorities.

Source: Denver Post

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