Tennessee candidate for governor Rep. Diane Black to run Super Bowl pregame stand for the anthem ad
JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press
2:18 PM, Feb 1, 2018
2:21 PM, Feb 1, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- In her bid for governor, Republican Rep. Diane Black will run an ad during the Super Bowl pregame show saying "it's too bad that the league doesn't respect the patriotism of our national anthem."
The league has been roiled by debate over players kneeling during the anthem to protest social injustice, but NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the game program is not the place for messages that could be seen as political. McCarthy noted that the NFL approved a Veterans of Foreign Wars ad saying "We Stand for Veterans."
The @NFL has disrespected our anthem and our flag all season, but I am asking everyone watching at the game and at home to #PleaseStand.