Do you remember the veteran's group who submitted a bid for an advertising spot during the 2018 Super Bowl titled "Please Stand" and was rejected? AMVET's proposed an ad that was rejected by the NFL on the grounds that the league "has never been a place" for ads that can be misconstrued as "political" statements.
While some on the board continue to convince themselves the NFL isn't a place for political posturing, we all know it absolutely is. During Sunday night's championship game between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles, T-Mobile ran an ad filled with political innuendos.
Ugh, awful @TMobile ad. That was ok to run but not the AmVets ad? 🙄 #SuperBowl— Dana Loesch (@Dana Loesch) 1517796892.0
“It’s never been a place for advertising that could be considered by some as a political statement,” said NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy.
T-Mobile's faux cries for diversity and acceptance wasn't lost anyone. Twitter lit up after the ad ran and Pat was reminded on Monday's episode of "Pat Gray Unleashed" of AMVETS.
In response to the league's rejection of their 2018 Super Bowl ad, the group of veterans responded to the decision on their website asking people to join them in standing with American Veterans by downloading the ad during the Super Bowl half-time show.
Nirvana‘s “All Apologies" was a bizarre choice for the ad as well, don't you think?