Florence Business Takes Stand With Decision Not To Show NFL Games

Posted On September 27, 2017

By Mike Perleberg

Smokin’ This and That BBQ in Florence will not show NFL football games on television after the national anthem protests last Sunday. Photo provided.

(Florence, Ky.) – A Florence restaurant is becoming an NFL-free zone.

The owner of Smokin’ This and That BBQ says protests of the national anthem on NFL fields this past weekend left him with no choice but to stop showing NFL games at his restaurant.

Guy Cummins is a Marine veteran who sides with those who believe the protests disrespect veterans who fought and died for the country.

His Facebook post announcing the boycott says he understands black players’ concerns, but not standing for the anthem isn’t the way to fix the country.

“I know that we will lose some business because of this, but we need to make a stand!” Cummins states.

Cummins says response to his decision has been overwhelmingly positive and supporters are encouraging other business to follow his lead.