#VonMiller was one of 32 #DenverBroncos players who kneeled during the national anthem on Sunday. Unsurprisingly, his actions have cost him an endorsement renewal with #Ford. In a statement, they explained that they hadn’t fired Von despite reports, rather after weighing his participation in the national anthem protests, they decided not to move forward with any new deals.
“We are evaluating the events of the weekend. It is important to state that we haven’t fired Von,” Phil Long Dealerships said. “We are in the middle of contract renewal and this weekend’s events remind us that sometimes we feel that we best represent ourselves. We support Von and his first amendment rights, we know Von and he’s a good person.”
They continued, “We, like millions of Americans, are concerned and will respond consistently with our values as a proud American company founded by a war hero (Phil Long). While we can’t control the actions of others, we can be responsible for how we support our nation and community.”
This hasn’t stopped social media from lighting into Ford under their Instagram posts. Check out some of the comments below:
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