Anheuser Busch Responds To National Anthem Protests
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Anheuser Busch Responds To National Anthem Protests

Amidst the national anthem protests, one major sponsor is considering pulling their product from the NFL altogether: Anheuser Busch

The popular beer company is letting the public decide whether they should terminate their relationship with the NFL. This weekend, the beer company set up a hotline to get a better sense of what the public really thinks about the recent wave of protests.

Over the past couple of weeks, more than 150 players have refused to stand for the National Anthem. As a response, fans have been burning jerseys, throwing away season tickets, and game day ratings have plummeted.

Fans (or former fans) are angry. The hotline received such a high volume of calls that it crashed on Friday afternoon but is back up as of Sunday night.

The hotline greets fans with a brief statement:

If you are calling with questions or comments about Anheuser-Busch’s sponsorship of the NFL, press one. At Anheuser-Busch we have a long heritage of supporting the nation’s armed forces, veterans and military dependents. The national anthem is a point of pride for our company and for the 1,100 veterans that we employ. Please feel free to share your feedback after the tone.
Anheuser Busch also released a statement this weekend.

At Anheuser-Busch we have a long heritage of supporting the institutions and values that have made America so strong. That includes our armed forces and the national anthem as well as diversity, equality and freedom of speech. We proudly employ over 1,100 military veterans and we work every day to create an inclusive environment for all of our employees. Because only together can we achieve our dream of bringing people together for a better world. We have many long-term sports partnerships, including our NFL sponsorship, and while we may not agree on everything, we still believe in the power of sport to bring people together and overcome their differences. Thank you.

Bud Light is the official beer of the NFL. No doubt if they decide to pull their sponsorship, the effects will be felt throughout the football franchise.



  1. Phyllis White

    October 2, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Thank you for supporting our flag!

    • Sal belardo

      October 3, 2017 at 12:02 am

      But they are not dropping the NFL! So thanks for nothing!

  2. paulette

    October 2, 2017 at 11:38 pm


  3. cecelia Gepp

    October 2, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    thanks for supporting our nation……we are so proud of you!

  4. Michele

    October 2, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    You truly are the ” KING OF BEERS ” . Thank you for letting the American people decide their fate. I think it is absolutely DISGRACEFUL .

    • Sal belardo

      October 3, 2017 at 12:04 am

      The King of Beers that is not pulling out of the NFL! Thanks for nothing!

  5. Carol Faver

    October 3, 2017 at 12:05 am

    Some things go beyond the normal and this is one of those times. Never dreamed in this world I would see people be so disrespectful of something so precious to our country. Do not give in to this disgrace…..Drop them!!!!

  6. mary

    October 3, 2017 at 12:06 am

    most people are not allowed to go to work and make a political statement – why should they?

  7. Sal belardo

    October 3, 2017 at 12:08 am

    Here’s Anheuser-Busch! Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah! I’m done with Anhows-your Bush!

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