The football player decided to take a knee during the traditional performing of the anthem prior to his team playing the Carolina Panthers and his decision ended up costing him in a big way.
“I’m against social injustice. I’m not against the military, the police or America at all. I’m against social injustice,” Marshall explained during an interview.
While Kaepernick and Marshall alike have been hit with criticism for the decision to protest the national anthem before games, Marshall was hit with a significant punishment for his actions, losing an endorsement deal with the Air Academy Federal Credit Union.
While the player shares that his intentions are genuine and mean no harm or disrespect, the sponsoring company did not agree with his stance and decided to cease supporting the athlete.
“Although we have enjoyed Brandon Marshall as our spokesperson over the past five months, Air Academy Federal Credit Union (AAFCU) has ended our partnership,” president and CEP Glenn Strebe explained in a statement. “AAFCU is a membership-based organization who has proudly served the military community for over 60 years. While we respect Brandon’s right of expression, his actions are not a representation of our organization and membership. We wish Brandon well on his future endeavors.”
Marshall and Kaepernick were teammates in the past at the University of Nevada. The two athletes are standing in solidarity as these important conversations continue to hold a national spotlight.
TSR Staff: Kyle Anfernee Instagram: @Kyle.Anfernee Denver Broncos linebacker #BrandonMarshall joined #ColinKaepernick movement and decided to take a knee during the national anthem before his team played the Carolina Panthers. It seems not everybody was here for Marshall's actions because he lost his endorsement deal with Air Academy Federal Credit Union. _____________________________________________ According to Yahoo, Marshall spoke about why he decided to take a knee-“I’m against social injustice. I’m not against the military, the police or America at all. I’m against social injustice.” _____________________________________________ Although Marshall's intentions were good the company didn't see it that way and quickly ended their deal with the football player. The company made the shocking announcement on their Facebook page Friday. _____________________________________________ "Although we have enjoyed Brandon Marshall as our spokesperson over the past five months, Air Academy Federal Credit Union has ended our partnership. AAFCU is a membership-based organiszation who has proudly served the military for over 60 years. While we respect Brandon's right of expression, his actions are not a representation of of our organization and"--Read More At TheShadeRoom.com
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