The NFL has banned a commercial sponsored by Daniel Defense from being aired during Super Bowl XLVIII.
The commercial focuses on themes of personal protection and the fundamental rights of all Americans, but the NFL claims it falls into a category that is not allowed. (See the NFL's prohibited advertising category rules here)
FOX sent a statement to Daniel Defense stating: "Unfortunately, we cannot accept your commercial in football/Super Bowl spots due to the rules the NFL itself has set into place for your company's category."
In article 5 of the NFL rules, the categories include, "firearms, ammunition, or other weapons." So, the NFL has every right to ban an ad for such behavior.
The problem here, however, is that this particular ad was not selling firearms, ammunition, or some other type of weapon.
The ad itself is not selling anything actually. It doesn't even mention the word firearms or guns. It's a message about the second amendment and your right to protect your family.
The ad shows a man picking up a newspaper as a football game blares on the radio in the background. He then goes inside and hugs his wife. They both go into another room to check on their newborn, and the man talks about protecting his family.
The NFL calls this ad an incitement to violence, but boy, talk about a hypocritical statement. I love football just as much as the next American man or woman, so don't take this the wrong way.
The NFL is indeed a VIOLENT game, and if you watch football on Sunday's, you will notice that they have no problem running a violent video game commercial, or a violent movie preview during their games. They must have also forgot about the 683 NFL players who have been arrested since 2000, ranging from petty crimes to murder.
So why is a simple commercial showing an ordinary American family talking about their own personal safety so offensive to the NFL? Since when is it offensive to talk about the safety of your family?
Do you agree with the NFL's decision, or do you see no reason why this commercial shouldn't air?
Watch the full commercial and this epic response by attorney Colion Noir and tell me you don't see the hypocrisy. God Bless America.
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