CEO Allan Jones on NFL Anthem Protests: We Are Pulling Our Ads – “We Are Out for the Season” (VIDEO)
Allan Jones, CEO of Hardwick Clothing and Check Into Cash payday loan company, announced on Tuesday he is through with sponsoring the wardrobes and advertising on the NFL.
Hardwick Clothing is America’s oldest suit maker.
Two years ago, Cleveland, Tenn., businessman Allan Jones was proudly showing off his newly acquired Hardwick Clothing-brand suits by providing the wardrobe for NBC’s on-air talent during the network’s broadcasts of NFL football games.
But after NFL players and coaches challenged President Donald Trump and many took a knee during the national anthem played before their games over the weekend, Jones said he is through sponsoring the wardrobes or advertising on stations that air the National Football League.
Jones, CEO of the payday lending chain Check Into Cash and owner of Hardwick Clothes — America’s oldest suit maker — tweeted his criticism and change of heart Tuesday.
On Friday Allan Jones told Varney and Co. he suspended all NFL ads for the rest of the year.
Jones also responded to Tennessee Titans player Delanie Walker who told NFL fans to stay home if he doesn’t like the anthem protests.
Jones responded, “Well, I’m staying home. I’m going to do what he says.”
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