Sheriffs Support Restaurant That Banned NFL Until The National Anthem Protest Ends
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Sheriffs Support Restaurant That Banned NFL Until The National Anthem Protest Ends

The owners of one restaurant chose principles before profits by decided to stop showing the NFL games until the whole anthem protests scandal is over.

Even though this decision has caused the restaurant to loss of some customers and receive a negative criticism on social media, the National Sheriffs’ Association decided to support the owners of the Fat Tuesday’s in Fairfax, Virginia.

“National Sheriffs’ Association is going to pay the check of any #lawenforcementofficer’s meal at Fat Tuesday’s,” it tweeted.

Karen Butler and R.L., the owners, said that after watching the protests develop over the weekend, they thought enough was enough.

“As proud parents of an active-duty member of the U.S. Army and a veteran of Afghanistan, we stand on the side of our brave men and women in uniform, not the men in sports costumes that take a knee and disrespect our country, our national anthem, our military and our veterans,” they said, referencing their daughter’s military service.

“We place a much higher value on our great country than any sporting event. Therefore, we will not be showing any NFL games at Fat Tuesday’s until there is a stop to this foolishness,” they wrote.

“On our end we’re probably foolish to do this, but we are gonna lose business over this, but on the other hand enough is enough,” Butler stated.

Butler never mixed politics with his restaurant business in the last 35 years, but this was too much even for him.

“How can people dishonor our flag or our country or our national anthem?” he said.

Butler knew he would get a lot of criticism for his decision.

WJLA reported that one customer said he would never step a foot in the restaurant until they started showing the game, claiming the owner failed to realize that the NFL players are making a statement for racial inequality and social injustice.

Barbara B. Sockwell, one Facebook user, called for a boycott as a response to the owner’s decision.

“I’m going to need Virginians to boycott Fat Tuesdays in Fairfax. Apparently they do not understand that black lives matter and that this stance against the national anthem has nothing to do with the flag, vets, first responders, etc. So they’re refusing to air NFL games. I say boycott all Fat Tuesdays. They weren’t getting any of my money anyway. I guess the NFL is supposed to demand the players to stand. As if they are slaves. They have a right to protest. It’s time we’re exercising our freedom of speech,” she wrote.

The National Sheriffs’ Association sent the restaurant $1,000 to cover the expenses of the free meals as a response to the boycott.

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9 Comments

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  1. vanessa mc cowan

    September 30, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    I am sorry that you may lose business but really are they worth having. I stand with you on this one. And has anybody remember How the made fun of the football player that took a knee to pray. Tim was his name and I remember how the sport caster threw the book at him!! But now the sport casters and the NFL thinks it is ok to take a knee for this they should be taking a knee for GOD. I am sorry but this whole thing is a joke so take your knees are people black people still dying in the street from black on black crime. Or you can listen to the black liar that plays for Seattle and telling everybody the cops in VEGAS beat him NO they did not you are a liar once again the police get bunched and mike bennet is a liar

  2. Phyllis White

    September 30, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    It has everything to do with the flag if people in front of it kneel; that’s disrespect; do your protesting of whatever you are having a problem with elsewhere; not on a playing field where our American flag is flown!

  3. Rogelio Escobedo

    September 30, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    IN MY OPINION: UNLESS THE SHERIFF AND HIS DEPUTIES ARE RACIST THAT SUPPORT TRUMP-THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ARE IN CONFLICT WITH THEIR EXISTENCE AS OFFICERS-THEY SHOULD BE FOR LAW AND ORDER.—TRUMP-ON THE OTHER HAND ENABLES POLICE ABUSE AND ENHANCE VIOLENCE AT HIS RALLIES.—THESE OFFICER MUST BE PART OF THE BLIND LEADING THE BLIND WHO CAN’T SEE TRUMP AS A LIAR AND A DANGER TO PEACE IN AMERICA! —ON ANOTHER NOTE-PATRIOTIC TRUMP SUPPORTERS SHOULD BOYCOTT TRUMP’S HITLER TYPE RALLIES FOR ENABLING RACISM IN AMERICA.—OPPS!—-I DIDN’T REALIZE THAT A LOT OF TRUMP SUPPORTERS ARE MEMBERS OF THE KKK OR WHITE SUPREMACIST GROUPS. —LET JUST SAY-THAT WE SHOULD VOTE TRUMP OUT OF OFFICE IN 2020 FOR ENABLING RACISM IN AMERICA -AND FOR BEING A WHITE BULLY!—SEMPER FI!

    • Catalina Woody

      September 30, 2017 at 7:46 pm

      Rogelio! Please keep your opinion to yourself. This racist legal Latino has had it with you wetbacks over here illegally thinking your opinions counts for something! IT DOESN’T! I vote to DEPORT ALL ILLEGALS!

      • Joan

        September 30, 2017 at 8:09 pm

        Amen Catalina.

    • Joseph Smith

      September 30, 2017 at 8:10 pm

      You hit all the leftist talking points & you did it in all caps. Not sure how a professional organization paying for the meals of its members promotes police brutality & racism but then you lefties love to deal in flame throwing rhetoric. You proved in your response that leftist logic believes if a person is white, voted for Trump & loves this country then they’re a white supremacist. So by your logic if you voted for hillary you’re a communist. Congrats comrade

    • Paul

      September 30, 2017 at 8:18 pm

      Fine,then the American people have the right to their opinions by not watching the games,not buying their apparel or tickets to the game and respecting the lives and deaths of men and women fighting for the snowflakes in the NFL

    • paulette

      September 30, 2017 at 8:29 pm

      @ROG,I TOLD YOU NOBODY CARES WHAT YOUR OPINION IS,YOU SHOULD STOP COMMENTING NOW BECAUSE ITS MAKING YOU LOOK LIKE AN ARSEHATT

  4. AHZZ

    September 30, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    Why can’t these lying idiot ball players just stand up ON THEIR OWN, without not having to kneel down or lock arms to hold them up!!!
    STAND UP STRONG AMERICA! “STAND STRONG”!

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