Shop Owner Stops Selling This Product After Noticing Logo
A shop owner in Athens, Alabama, banned Pepsi bottles from his store because they came with the NFL logo printed on them.
The owner of S&Z Grocery said that he would not support the NFL if it allowed its players to disrespect the American flag.
Since Pepsi bottles happened to come with the NFL logo on them due to the league’s ongoing partnership with the soft drink company, both were banned from S&Z Grocery.
“I don’t want to support them in any way, because I feel like it’s just wrong,” the owner said.
“I can’t in good conscious sell the product because it does have the logo on it.”
The owner went on to address the matter on the business’ official Facebook page.
“This may cause me to lose some business, but here goes. S&Z supermarket currently will not be selling 20 ounce Pepsi or Diet Pepsi,” he wrote.
“These two items are currently produced with the NFL logo on them. I refuse to sell the product until the logo is removed. I will not bow down in order to the make a dollar as long as the athletes are allowed to bow down and disrespect the flag and country that I love.”
Kneeling for the National Anthem has been a hot-button issue in the NFL for several years now. Originally, the league did not permit the action.
However, last week, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell came out and indicated that players would be free to kneel during the National Anthem if so choose.
In fact, some have suggested the commissioner may also take a knee when the season begins.
Moreover, Goodell said that Colin Kaepernick, the player who started the whole trend, would be free to return to the NFL if any team wanted him.
With sports and politics increasingly becoming mixed in the public’s eye, actions like this will likely occur with increasing frequency courtesy of people on both sides of the aisle.