The NFL had to see this coming. Allan Jones, CEO of Hardwick Clothing, announced Tuesday that his company is through with sponsoring the NFL wardrobes. He is also through with advertising on the NFL.
If you are not familiar with Hardwick clothing, they are America’s oldest suit maker.
Per The Times Free Press:
Two years ago, Cleveland, Tenn., businessman Allan Jones was proudly showing off his newly acquired Hardwick Clothing-brand suits by providing the wardrobe for NBC’s on-air talent during the network’s broadcasts of NFL football games.
But after NFL players and coaches challenged President Donald Trump and many took a knee during the national anthem played before their games over the weekend, Jones said he is through sponsoring the wardrobes or advertising on stations that air the National Football League.
Jones, CEO of the payday lending chain Check Into Cash and owner of Hardwick Clothes — America’s oldest suit maker — tweeted his criticism and change of heart Tuesday.