Lousiana Cops Boycott Ford Over Support For Kneeling NFL Players

In a perfectly ironic twist, just days after Jamele Hill urged Americans to protest Jerry Jones decision to make his players stand by 'hitting him in the wallet' and boycotting his sponsors, a Louisiana sheriff's office that is boycotting Ford over the automaker's decision to support NFL players' right to peacefully protest during the national anthem.

As a reminder, earlier in the week NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell flip-flopped from his original anti-Trump stance, issuing a statement that:

"We believe that everyone should stand for the National Anthem...  We also care deeply about our players and respect their opinions and concerns about critical social issues."

But Ford - ever ready to signal its virtue loud and proud - issued a statement that it:

Ford "respects individuals' rights to express their views, even if they are not ones we share. That's part of what makes America great."

That weasly statement appears to have been the last straw for Sheriff Julian Whittington of the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office said in a letter to the its dealership, Hixson Ford of Alexandria, that it would no longer buy the company's police vehicles.

As AutoNews.com reports, Whittington wrote...

"Ford has been a part of American history, and has stood for American values."

 

"However, the recent events surrounding the NFL, its players and their audacity to thumb their collective noses at the American Flag, the American military as well as their obvious disdain for the profession of law enforcement in general; forces me to take a stand."

 

Whittington said the sheriff's office would not do business with Ford "as long as Ford sides with these who have no regard for the men and women who protect and serve this great nation."

The sheriff's office has roughly 300 vehicles in its fleet, including personal watercraft and a riot tank, according to a spokesman.

"It is my hope that this letter will cause you to encourage Ford Motor Co. to change their advertising choice and cease to support the NFL with advertising dollars until the NFL leadership demands its players show proper respect for our nation's colors," Whittington wrote.

It's unclear whether other Ford dealers had lost business because of boycotts. A Ford spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Whittington, in his letter, also encouraged other agencies to take a similar stand against Ford.

"We can no longer stand idly by and allow the fabric of this country to be dismantled," he wrote.

The question is - is this a win for Trump (patriotism) or a loss (manufacturing jobs)?

Comments

J S Bach Snípéir_Ag_Obair Thu, 10/12/2017 - 17:06 Permalink

The hubris of these PC companies is quite breathtaking.  They do not know their peril in isolating themselves from heartland Americana.  I'll probably never buy another Ford product.  The stunningly ironic thing is that the late-great founder, Henry Ford, would have been entirely on the side of the patriots and white nationalists who are the targets of all of this treasonous bullshit.  Just goes to show how a few generations of dysgenic breeding and brainwashing can collapse the sanity and survival instincts of a powerful gentile family.

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EINSILVERGUY J S Bach Thu, 10/12/2017 - 20:59 Permalink

I was a proud Ford owner when I was 15.  Was in the market for a truck last year as my wife and I transition to our rural property. Told Ford dealer that I wasnt going to buy their product when I heard about the plant export. Bought a Tundra(made in Texas anyway) Stupid cultural marxism starts showing up on the footbal field and I stop watching NFL (after 40 Years) and wife needs a new vehicle. We were looking at the Edge but sais fuck it after Ford commented on this shit and sided with the malcontents. Wife hates football but has decided she is going to get a Toyota Highlander or RavFuck all  of these cowardly assholes and their enablers

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HardAssets ejmoosa Thu, 10/12/2017 - 17:46 Permalink

Just see how long a waiter or waitress in a high end restaurant would last if they insisted on their 'right' to give a Marxist speech to every customer they seat.
Freedom of speech doesn't extend to the workplace, especially when it's detrimental to business.
These players are morons. Not only do they protest something that's not true, (mass police shooting of innocent blacks) - they alienated their main source of income.

These corporate execs are equally clueless and isolated from the people who are their primary market.

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Freddie ejmoosa Thu, 10/12/2017 - 18:47 Permalink

I respect the kneelers more than I respect the dumb whies who watch them. I do not watch TV or listen to the radio anymore.  Limbaugh is a Bush-bot, Deep State disinformation, RINO Repub.  Limbaugh was for all the Bush picks in 2016 - Jeb then Rubio then Canadian Cruz.I also stopped listening to the blowhard because of endless NFL aand Apple shit.I tuned in for aa second today and he is such an NFL fan boy.  He is so afraid the NFL may die.I want the NFL, NBA nd NCAA to all die. I want the scum owners to also go broke.Any whites supporting NFL, NBA, NCAA and even high school Trayvons are morons and race traitors.

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No Time for Fishing Snípéir_Ag_Obair Thu, 10/12/2017 - 18:25 Permalink

I respect that right but you also have to respect my right not to finance you and your un-american beliefs and activities. NFL fans, which I used to be, pay the players with their money and their time and those fans are saying good bye. Good bye to their money and their time. Those same fans are telling those who sponsor the NFL good bye as well. 

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how_this_stuff_works Snípéir_Ag_Obair Thu, 10/12/2017 - 20:05 Permalink

"I guess you fuckwads triggered by this kneeling nonsense agree woth Leftards trying to stop others from being able to speak."

If players want to express an opinion, by all means let them do it---on THEIR time and THEIR dime. When they kneel at a game, they are "triggering" the crowds on the field and at home, particularly given that taxpayer dollars are used to support some stadiums.

Take your holier-than-thou opinion and suck air.

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NiggaPleeze Snípéir_Ag_Obair Thu, 10/12/2017 - 20:32 Permalink

""respects individuals' rights to express their view" - even if they are not our own? How un-American."

If the NFL actually allowed free speech, you might (emphasize, might) have a point.  But if those players were kneeling to protest the mass slaughtering of black fetuses by "doctors" or the mass slaughtering of young blacks by notorious gangs, they would be out of a job in a heartbeat, and the Leftists (who don't even watch NFL) would cheer on.  The fact that they are allowed to kneel as part of the anti-nation-state, pro-globalist/communist agenda means it is not free speech but "paid approved speech" - they are being paid to advance the agenda of their globalist "owners".  Don't think for a second those players have anything resembling rights of "free speech" on the field!Moreoever, I've yet to hear anyone call for their imprisonment.  Instead, we are exercising our free speech to express our profound disagreement with their actions.  This seems to trigger you, making you even more guilty than those you are ranting against.

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NiggaPleeze Gatto Thu, 10/12/2017 - 20:48 Permalink

 LOL, the stadiums suck up billions in taxpayer subsidies and then get tax exemptions on top of that, all the while their globalist "owners" make countless billions.Before the NFL players started pro-actively supporting the Leftist/Globalist/Communist agenda, there were loads of articles critical of the tax breaks, including The Alantic and PBS, and even FoxSports (which of course now are being backtracked as much as possible - including by the "repurposed" Fox Sports).

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covfefe MICdotard Thu, 10/12/2017 - 16:47 Permalink

Been a Ford owner all my life (including Fairlaines, Fiestas, Explorers, and even a Ford Ka in Europe), and still drive a F-150 Lariat. But I will never own another FORD again. U hearin' me there in Detroit?

covfefe MICdotard Friedrich not Salma Thu, 10/12/2017 - 18:29 Permalink

I just said I was 'considering' Naturally ~ my 1991 F -150 Lariat has served me well but it's getting a little long in the tooth and the GENERAL 'GRABBER' tires I have on them still have a lot of miles before they're shot. I've only seen concept pics of the Velociraptor cause it's not out yet. My main point is to say that all this NFL horseshit REALLY IS enough cause for me to reconsider where I spend my money when it comes to purchasing decisions (especially when it comes to blind brand loyalty). None of that was ever a factor before... FFS my 1991 Lariat rolled off the assembly line before anyone knew who Rodney King or Reginald Denny were.

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cbxer55 covfefe MICdotard Thu, 10/12/2017 - 18:36 Permalink

I've got a 98 Ranger, which I've owned since 2000. Also have a 2004 Ford SVT F-150 Lightning, owned since 2009. I'll keep them because I am the second owner of both, had them a long time, both paid for a long time ago. Won't be buying another Ford in this life time. Also don't support the dealers, do all the work on them that I am capable of doing. Have friends that can help me with those things over my head, which isn't much. 

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