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NJ Car Dealer Pulls NFL Ads Over Protests

The mega car dealership has pulled its sponsorship.

A major New Jersey car dealership has cancelled its TV advertising with the NFL as a result of the protests taking place during the national anthem.

Flemington Car and Truck Country, one of the biggest car dealerships in New Jersey, has pulled its ads.

"The National Football League and its owners have shown their fans and marketing partners that they do not have a comprehensive policy to ensure that players stand and show respect for America and our flag during the playing of the national anthem," Steve Kalafer, the dealership's owner, said in a statement. "We have cancelled all of our NFL advertising on the Optimum and Infinity (cable) networks."

He continued.

"As the NFL parses the important nationwide issues of 'social justice' and 'freedom of speech,' it is clear that a firm direction by them is not forthcoming."

Kalafer said he decided to pull the ads after customers and employees complained about the disrespect they felt from players kneeling. He said he would consider 2018 NFL advertising at a later date.