The Super Bowl kicks off in a little over an hour and the ads are always a focal point of discussion after the big game. But not all ads are welcome, as Nine Line Apparel, a veteran owned company, found out from CBS.
The company submitted a pro-flag ad that “features soldiers, first responders, and images of military graves decorated with American flags and gives credit to them for protecting the rights of those like Kaepernick to protest.”
CBS said no, claiming they didn’t think the company had enough revenue to pay for it, despite revenue of over $25 million.
Watch the rejected ad below.
Nine Line Apparel CEO Tyler Merritt doesn’t think CBS is being truthful with their reasoning behind rejecting the ad.
“CBS’s purported reason for rejecting a Super Bowl commercial that extols patriotism is totally out of bounds,” he said. “Let’s call this what it is: a blatant attempt to censor a message that their politically correct executives find offensive. We urge Americans who believe it’s important to show respect for our flag and national anthem to join us in calling out this offensive bias. It’s time to give a penalty flag to CBS.”