The NFL has reportedly rejected a print ad for the Super Bowl’s program from the AMVETS veterans group because it asked fans to “please stand” for the national anthem:

According to AMVETS, the ad was fine for both the NBA and NHL:

The same ad was accepted by both the NHL and NBA and is slated to run in the official programs for each organization’s all-star games.

Marion Polk, the group’s national commander, tweeted that “we will NOT tolerate the @NFL refusing #Veteran right to free speech. We fought for it!”:

Polk went on to criticize NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for embracing things like military flyovers but not the group’s ad:

If players can exercise their free speech rights, why can’t the veteran’s group?

What a stupid move by the NFL.

And here’s how it’s playing on conservative Twitter:

Will you be watching?

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