Broncos Player Loses Endorsement Over National Anthem Protest


When Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall kneeled during the national anthem Thursday evening, it came with a price.

On Friday, he lost a key endorsement – the Air Academy Federal Credit Union has said it cut ties with the athlete over his action.

In a message posted on the company’s facebook page, CEO Glenn Strebe said, “While we respect Brandon’s right of expression, his actions are not a representation of our organization and membership.”

Thursday night after the game, Marshall claimed his disrespect of the flag and the national anthem was the right thing to do.

He told Sports Illustrated: “I’m not against the police. I’m not against the military. I’m not against America. I’m against social injustice. This movement is something special. People are going to bash me on social media, but at the end of the day I’m going to go home and sleep peacefully knowing what I did was right. I will not lose any sleep.”

All fans don’t agree with him.

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