A Campbell County bar let patrons burn and shred NFL jerseys Sunday to protest NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.
Top Ten Sports Bar in Wilder held a “Patriotism Day” from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, according to WCPO-TV in Cincinnati.
According to the bar’s Facebook page, Patriotism Day is “to protest the anti-American, anti-U.S. Military and anti-first responder stance of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, along with various anti-American NFL players and owners across the league. Patriotic Americans are FED UP and demanding it STOP!”
The Facebook post said any “patriotic American” who brought an NFL item to burn in protest would be eligible for drink specials and other prizes.
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The event was hosted by radio personality Eric Deters.
President Donald Trump’s comments calling NFL players who kneel during the National Anthem unpatriotic prompted many NFL teams to lock arms or kneel during the National Anthem before NFL games last week and Sunday. Other teams stayed in their locker rooms.
It’s unclear how many people attended the event.