Sports | September 28, 2017 1:26 pm

Tennessee Businessman Pulls Ads During NFL Games Because NFL Protests Are ‘Unpatriotic’

Allan Jones, founder of Check Into Cash, is pulling all commercials for the rest of the season.

Dallas Cowboys Jerry Jones owner says player who kneel during anthem won't play.
Members of the Dallas Cowboys link arms before the National Anthem at the start of the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 25, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

A Tennessee businessman has announced that he is pulling all commercials for his companies during NFL games for the rest of the season.

Allan Jones, who is the founder of Check Into Cash and a Cleveland, Tennessee native, announced on Facebook that he is pulling commercials for Check Into Cash, Buy Here Pay Here USA, and U.S. Money Shops, according to WTVC NewsChannel 9.

His reasoning? The NFL was condoning “unpatriotic behavior” by allowing players to take a knee before or during the national anthem.

Jones also said that Hardwick Clothes will not advertise with the NFL anymore either. Jones took over Hardwick Clothing in 2014 when the company was fighting bankruptcy.

Former Buffalo Bills Owner Buddy Nix also spoke to WTVC NewsChannel 9. He said that he stands with those who see the protests as a sign of disrespect.

“I believe firmly in standing for the national anthem and being respectful to the flag in this country. I don’t think there’s any excuse for not doing that,” Nix said, according to WTVC NewsChannel 9.

Another Tennessee business owner, Matthew Wolcott, said he will no longer play NFL games at his restaurant because of the actions of the NFL “disrespect American veterans,” according to WTVC NewsChannel 9.