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Car Dealership Pulls Ads From Super Bowl 50 MVP Over National Anthem Kneeling

When we bring in celebrities to represent us, we run the risk of being misinterpreted.




Long folks:   (Phil Long Dealership Reps.) asked two local TV stations to stop airing ads starring Miller following his demonstration:



Statement:

"We are evaluating the events of the weekend. It is important to state that we haven't fired Von. We are in the middle of contract renewal and this weekend's events remind us that sometimes we feel that we best represent ourselves. We support Von and his First Amendment rights, we know Von and he's a good person. He donated a police car to his hometown police dept. All that notwithstanding, when we bring in celebrities to represent us, we run the risk of being misinterpreted.

 
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 Statement Continued:

"We, like millions of Americans are concerned and will respond consistently with our values as a proud American company founded by a war hero (Phil Long). While we can't control the actions of others, we can be responsible for how we support our nation and community. That is why, years ago, our principal owner, Jay Cimino, founded the Mount Carmel Veteran's Service center, [which] is supported by all Phil Long Dealerships. We support this cause not just with our words, but financially as well, and it is serving hundreds of veterans in need right here in Colorado. This would be a great time for our community to show support for our military community by supporting this cause or others that continue to serve them after they serve us."


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