Ohio Veterans Group to Boycott Cleveland Browns Over National Anthem Protests

The ongoing travesty of multi-millionaire football players choosing to spit on the flag and dishonor our veterans with their silly national anthem protests before NFL games isn’t going over well with many.

Around one thousand leftist agitators descended on NFL headquarters in midtown Manhattan on Wednesday to demand that the league give a job to their supreme leader and martyr Colin Kaepernick, the scruffy Castro-loving bum who started all of this nonsense last year.

A number of identity obsessed organizations including chapters of the NAACP are calling for boycotts of this season’s games if the league doesn’t bend to their bullying and make what would essentially be an affirmative action appointment of Kaepernick.

It is almost always the case that a loud and angry minority gets the most attention – especially from the liberal media – but the rapid expansion of protests is not sitting well with patriotic Americans who are the silent majority and have had just about enough of the horseshit over Kaepernick.

One of those is the Strongsville, Ohio chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars which finally reached the breaking point when twelve members of the local Cleveland Browns – including the first white player – chose to take a knee during the rendition of the Star-Spangled banner during this week’s Monday Night Football preseason game.

According to Cleveland NBC Affiliate, WKYC 3 “Veterans of Foreign Wars in Strongsville takes stance against Cleveland Browns”:

Over the years, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Strongsville 3345 post has become accustomed to large gatherings for Cleveland Browns games.

That might soon change.

After multiple members of the Browns roster opted to kneel during the national anthem prior to the team’s preseason victory over the New York Giants, VFW Strongsville 3345 decided to take a stand against its hometown team. Earlier this week, the post erected a sign announcing a new policy.

“We like our Browns – we love our flag more,” the sign reads. “Your games will no longer be shown here. God bless America.”

The sign has since gone viral on social media, having been shared more than 1,000 times on Facebook.

“For us, it doesn’t sit real well,” Tim Zvoncheck, the commander of VFW Post 3345, told WKYC by phone Thursday night. “We understand that everybody has the right to free speech. Everybody has a right to their specific feelings. But we don’t feel they have the right to disrespect… we’re not going to stand for this anymore.”


While Zvoncheck said he respected the Browns’ right to protest, he said that he didn’t appreciate the manner in which the players went about it.

“We fought for the rights of everybody in this country. We joined the military to fight for the freedom of speech and the right to bear arms. We respect that,” Zvoncheck, who served in the US Navy and Navy Reserve from 1983-1997, said. “But it has to be in a manner that we feel is respectful to us as well.”

Zvoncheck said his post has received “100 percent support” since creating its sign, which has also received attention on local radio. He also noted that VFW Strongsville 3345 wouldn’t rule out airing Browns games again in the future — although only if certain terms were met.

“In order for us to change our mind, the Browns have to come up with a formal apology for what has taken place,” he said. “They’re going to have to show us that they respect this country and what that flag stands for.”

You have to salute the members of VFW 3345 for their taking a stand because God knows that they aren’t the only ones who are tired of having to watch a pack of privileged malcontents who have never worn a uniform that didn’t include cleats and a jockstrap wiping their ass with the flag – metaphorically speaking of course.

Even if at this time they are only boycotting the Browns, it is encouraging to see veteran’s groups take a stand against the corrosive anti-Americanism that is being promoted by the Browns and the NFL itself.

This humble author is encouraging that pro-Americans boycott at LEAST the first week’s slate of regular season games to send a message that enough is enough. I mean ALL games.

To the national anthem protesters, shut up and go get a real job, you lousy ingrates!

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Donn Marten

Donn Marten is a fearless truth teller who calls it like he sees it despite the prevailing establishment narrative. The opinions expressed belong solely to this author and not do not necessarily reflect those of CDN itself.

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