There’s more than one way to stage a protest and law enforcement officers in Louisiana are letting the Ford Motor Co. know right where they stand on NFL players kneeling during “The Star-Spangle Banner.”
The Shreveport Times reported that Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington said his office would no longer purchase Ford products from a local dealership after the automaker expressed support for players who kneel during the national anthem.
In a letter to the Hixson Automotive Group dealership in Alexandria, Whittington said “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 that while players have a right to protest, the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office and local taxpayers have “a right to spend our money elsewhere.”
“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.
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The Times reported that, according to information provided by BPSO, the sheriff’s office purchased 29 vehicles from Hixson Ford, amounting to $747,132 in 2016 and 2017.
That is a significant amount of money, and you can bet that Hixson Ford hates hearing this news.
Whittington also said that he would send copies of his letter to Louisiana’s 63 other sheriffs, in hopes that others would also boycott the automaker.
In an update to its Facebook page, BPSO stated that Dallas Hixson of the Hixson Automotive Group told the sheriff that he was not aware of Ford Motor Company’s support for NFL players who protest during the national anthem
The post stated that Hixson informed Whittington that Ford’s stance concerned him as well, and he would take the sheriff’s letter to Detroit to present it to Ford “in the near future.”
This protest could turn out ugly for Ford if more local governments decide to follow the sheriff’s lead and let Ford know they will not buy Ford products as long as they support anthem kneelers.
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