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(Source: WashingtonPost)Denver Broncos lineman Brandon Marshall’s decision to kneel in protest while the national anthem played ahead of the team’s 21-20 victory over the Panthers on Thursday has cost him an endorsement. On Friday, the Air Academy Federal Credit Union said it cut ties with the athlete over his action.
“Although we have enjoyed Brandon Marshall as our spokesperson over the past five months, Air Academy Federal Credit Union (AAFCU) has ended our partnership,” Glenn Strebe, AAFCU’s president and CEO wrote on the company’s Facebook page. “AAFCU is a membership-based organization who has proudly served the military community for over 60 years. While we respect Brandon’s right of expression, his actions are not a representation of our organization and membership. We wish Brandon well on his future endeavors.”
Marshall had not commented on AAFCU’s decision as of Friday afternoon but said Thursday night that he expected backlash, despite making clear that his protest was not meant to be a sign of disrespect to the military. [READ FULL STORY]