Major NJ car dealer pulls his ads from NFL — he’s an ‘American hero’
Obviously Steve Kalafer is an American hero. You may have have never heard of him before, but he is the powerful CEO of a mega car dealership in the state of New Jersey who advertised heavily during NFL games. Steve is a guy who believes in America, most specifically in the duty of Americans, to stand during the national anthem.
Kalafer, who is also a part owner of the Somerset Patriots, began feeling concerned when he started to see the NFL players taking a knee and the NFL itself having its hands tied over the player's right to do so. So what does Kalafer do? According to NJ.com, he decided to pull his ads until the big bosses at the NFL can stand up to the punks who kneel.
The National Football League and its owners have shown their fans and marketing partners that they do not have a comprehensive policy to ensure that players stand and show respect for America and our flag during the playing of the national anthem," Steve Kalafer said in a statement. "We have cancelled all of our NFL advertising on the Optimum and Infinity (cable) networks."
Is this going to hurt the NFL dramatically? Well, unless others jump on Steve Kalafer’s bandwagon and really take a stand, probably not. But maybe others will see that he has the guts to stand up for what’s right despite the “Bottom Line” and will follow suit.
And even if not, even if Steve Kalafer is the only one to have taken this kind of stand, his America first message is clear. At some point somebody’s got to stand up for what they believe. It’s one thing to whine and complain, but putting your money where your mouth is is the American way. I salute him.
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