NFL Linebacker Brandon Marshall Loses Endorsement Deal for Taking a Knee

Inside linebacker Brandon Marshall of the Denver Broncos looks on in the first half against the Carolina Panthers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Sept. 8, 2016, in Denver.
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Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall took a stand by taking a knee during the national anthem, and now it has cost him an endorsement deal, according to the New York Daily News.

Air Academy Federal Credit Union dropped Marshall as a spokesman after he joined San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, his college teammate­, to protest social injustice before the start of Thursday night’s Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers game.


“While we respect Brandon’s right of expression, his actions are not a representation of our organization and membership,” said the union’s president and chief executive, Glenn Strebe, in a statement.

Marshall defended his actions in an Instagram post, making it clear that he wasn’t protesting against the military, police or America.

A photo posted by Brandon Marshall (@bmarshh54) on Sep 8, 2016 at 10:52pm PDT

Read more at the New York Daily News.

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