ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The Superbowl is over a week away, but anthem-related debates have already cropped up.

AMVETS calls it corporate censorship. The veterans group was prepared to spend $30,000 to place an ad in the Superbowl program featuring a photo of service members saluting the American flag, along with the hashtag #PleaseStand.

capture4 Veterans Group Superbowl Ad Rejected by NFL


The NFL refused the ad without giving a reason. AMVETS national commander Marion Polk called it an issue of fairness and respect, adding freedom of speech works both ways.

The league has since issued a statement saying the Superbowl program has never been a place for ads that could be considered a political statement.

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