Tuesday, October 04, 2016

ECU Radio Affiliate Blacks Out Game in Response to Band "Taking the National Anthem Knee"

Well I guess people are finally drawing the line at this form of protest.
“Several members of the band refused to play the national anthem and others ‘took a knee’ during the performance, with the result that roughly a dozen band members disgraced themselves on the football field this past weekend, Colonial Media and Entertainment CEO Jeff Andrulonis said in a statement. “I’m proud of our country and I’m proud of our soldiers — especially our soldiers from Fort Bragg — fighting for our country so I’ve decided that ESPN Fayetteville will ‘protest the protest.’ I talked with some of our East Carolina football sponsors yesterday and will be talking with more of them today. So far, it has been unanimous. Every sponsor I’ve talked to agrees that last weekend’s spectacle at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium was shameful and a message needs to be sent.”
The station owner is perfectly within his rights to stop broadcast of the ECU football team but it seems to be punishing others for the sins of protestors. In any case it is interesting to see some push back on the whole National Anthem knee/fist thing.

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