A Missouri bar owner is defending his decision to the use two of NFL jerseys as doormats to enter his establishment.
Jason Burle, the owner of SNAFU Bar said that using the jerseys as a doormat was his response to the players kneeling during the anthem. Burle is a US Air Force veteran that felt disrespected… “A lot of us military folks take that personal to heart.”
So he decided to order two jerseys, Colin Kaepernick because he started the protest and Marshawn Lynch because he was vocal about defending Kaepernick. Burle took the jerseys and taped them outside at his entrance for his customers to walk on.
Originally he placed the two jerseys to read LYNCH – KAEPERNICK and posting on the bar’s Facebook page saying, “New door mat installed just in time for bike fest! Come wipe your feet on your way in!”
The bar owner’s post started a heated Facebook war and one of the locals in the bar’s area posted, “You are also expressing hate, violence and continuing American racism under the faux guise of patriotism.” He also added, “There’s a reason why the NAACP issued a travel warning for Missouri. You lost my business the moment you decided to showcase this kind of behavior.”
A few days after receiving a lot of backlash for his jerseys placement saying to LYNCH KAEPERNICK, Burle re-arranged the jerseys that now say Kaepernick Lynch.
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