The Super Bowl LII is fast approaching and the drama is just beginning. American Veterans (AMVETS) submitted an ad to be printed in the official program for the game. The ad would have said “Please Stand”, which was soon rejected by the NFL. The ad was rejected due to its “political nature.”
“The Super Bowl game program is designed for fans to commemorate and celebrate the game, players, teams and the Super Bowl. It’s never been a place for advertising that could be considered by some as a political statement,” stated NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy.
It has also been stated that it “has become too politically correct for its own good.” The ad was even accepted by the NHL and NBA. The National Football League also asked if they would consider changing the ad to “Please Honor our Veterans” or “Please Stand for Our Veterans.” All new ideas have been rejected by the AMVETS.