Bossier Parish, LA. – The Bossier Parish, Louisiana Sheriff’s Department has issued a statement in which the department says they intend to boycott the Ford motor company due to its stance on the NFL anthem protests.
Ford, which is a major NFL advertiser has said that they will review their ads with the NFL, but ultimately decided to keep their money in the National Football League, in spite of the ongoing protests over the national anthem among players across the league.
This move from the Sheriff’s Department come as the President has opened fire on the NFL, attacking teams and players who refuse to stand for the national anthem and instead opt to take a knee on the field. Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington posted a letter that he sent to the Ford dealership his department buys its cars from to inform it of the decision.
Whittington wrote that “the Bossier Sheriff’s Office will no longer purchase Ford products as long as Ford sides with these who have no regard for the men and women who protect and serve this great nation. Yes, the NFL players have a right to protest as they deem necessary, but we, the Bossier Sheriff’s Office and the taxpayers of Bossier Parish have a right to spend our money elsewhere.”
Whittington also sent the letter to all of Louisiana’s sheriffs, along with the state and national sheriffs’ association presidents urging them to join his boycott. None of those recipients, or Ford, have yet commented on Whittington’s stance.