This bar decided to boycott NFL games and their reason is FANTASTIC.
Woody’s Roadside Tavern, a bar and grill in Farmingdale, New Jersey, decided to forgo all NFL games this weekend and instead raise money for a veterans charity.
The idea came from Army veteran, Andy Barcellona, who approached the owner of Woody’s and asked that they boycott one NFL Sunday to honor veterans. The owner, Chris Maltese, agreed and a percentage of food sales on Sunday is going to the Green Beret fund.
Week 10 has been brutal for the NFL:
Barcellona and Maltese spoke to News 12 New Jersey:
“I don’t think these football players have any idea of what they’re doing. I don’t think they’ve ever had to sacrifice anything. I think they’ve lived a privileged life and it’s hurtful,” Barcellona says.
Woody’s will be raising money for the Green Beret Fund this Sunday. Twenty percent of food sales will be donated to help veterans.
“Most bar decisions are not easy, but we talked about it and it was the right thing to do. It was an easy decision,” says owner Chris Maltese.
Take that, ‘Take a Knee’ clowns!
You can protest, and raise awareness for issues that you’re passionate about… well, so can we.
Good on ya, Woody’s.
Check out this bit of awesomeness:
Word of the fundraiser spread around town and many said that they were glad to help. A regular at the bar who did not wish to be interviewed even came by Thursday and dropped off a $100 donation.
“We are all big NFL fans and have always been, but I just can’t stand the disrespect,” says patron Kim Walling. “I’m sorry. I don’t think of myself as political, but you have to take a stand.”
Barcellona says that he has stopped watching NFL games altogether. He says that he has so much more time for other things on Sundays instead.
Source: News 12 New Jersey
Yep. That’s a discovery more and more folks are making. Not watching football on a Sunday is freeing.
No. Fans. Left.
A shirt that aptly describes the NFL — No Fans Left.
NFL’s TV ratings are plummeting as more players refuse to stand for the national anthem. It’s hard to believe that a nation that has given these players the opportunity to achieve so much is so easily disrespected. Even worse, consider the men and women who have laid down their lives so that these athletes could live in a relatively safe country and enjoy their fame and fortune.
Hard-working, patriotic Americans don’t want to watch a bunch of whiners play football. They want to watch winners.
And the best part? This shirt is made in the USA, printed in the USA, on an American-Made t-shirt press!
*** VETERAN OPERATED ***
We need more people taking a stand like this.
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