Conservatives plan their own NFL protest in boycotting pro football on Veterans Day weekend

Conservatives plan their own NFL protest in boycotting pro football on Veterans Day weekend
A conservative group plans to send a patriotic message throughout the country during Veterans Day weekend by boycotting the NFL games. (Getty Images)

A conservative group called Main Street Patriots is urging Americans to join its movement to show respect for the national anthem — as well as the flag — with a boycott of the NFL.

What is this event?

The Flags Across America Rally will be held throughout Veterans Day weekend (Nov. 10-12) to show solidarity against national anthem protests.

The group aims to fly the flag even more over Veterans Day weekend, wherever it is.

The event’s news release includes:

The US flag and the freedom for which it stands, at levels never before witnessed in our country, is under constant attack from the left and now pampered sports figures! We cannot allow these attacks to go unanswered! Now is the time to be united standing in defense and proper recognition of Old Glory!

All across our great country this Veterans Day weekend, Americans will be coming together to not only support our veterans — but to embrace and show the proper respect to our US Flag that our veterans so proudly served to protect.

We are encouraging Americans & liberty loving groups across our great country to host or attend a Flags Across America Rally the weekend of Veterans Day 11/10 – 11/12/17.

The group has hopes that people will fly American flags in all places and venues over Veterans Day weekend.

From shows of support at High School football games on Friday, Saturday College games to NFL games on Sunday, town squares, bridge overpasses, major intersections, etc … join in the nationwide show of support!

What is the group saying about its event?

TheBlaze spoke to Debbie Dooley, co-founder of the group, who hopes that Americans all across the country will fly their flags in honor of the country as well as those who died defending it.

“We encourage patriotic Americans to honor our veterans by honoring the flag they fought under to defend our liberty and freedoms during Veterans Day weekend,” Dooley said. “Many veterans paid the ultimate sacrifice defending our nation. Our American flag is the symbol of what our nation is to many around the world — a beacon of liberty.”

She also had a word about the NFL players’ national anthem protests: “It is unfortunate that many millionaire NFL players choose to dishonor our flag and the veterans that fought under it, by kneeling during the National Anthem at the beginning of football games.”

“It is even more unfortunate that the NFL owners have no intention of passing a rule that states players must stand and show respect for our flag,” she added. “We are encouraging a boycott of both the NFL and their sponsors by patriotic Americans exercising their First Amendment rights. Time to stand up for America.”

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