Cleveland Businessman Allan Jones Pulls NFL Ads After National Anthem Snub

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Cleveland businessman Allan Jones has instructed his advertising firm to halt commercials during NFL games after the Tennessee Titans and other teams snubbed the National Anthem.

He instructed an official of the Tombras group, "Effective immediately, please remove all commercials for Check into Cash, Buy Here Pay Here USA, or U.S. Money Shops from airing during NFL games this entire season.

"Our companies will not condone in any form the unpatriotic behavior demonstrated by the NFL."

"For the 29 states we operate in, this isn't much for them, but it's a lot for us. The Tombras group is our ad agency in Knoxville and our national media buyer for both TV and Radio. . . and don't look for Hardwick on the NFL either.

“When I see Colin Kaepernick lecturing the “oppressed” wearing a Fidel Castro T-shirt you realize the hypocrisy to this stupidity. I love America. They have the right to protest and I have the right to turn off the channel and place our ads elsewhere. The next time someone ask the public to finance a stadium this will have a very long term effect. These guys should really be the lead plaintiffs in the head injury cases-that's the only jury that will find sympathy!

“If you will research why Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner you will realize why I am upset about these NFL players protesting. They don’t even know what it is they are protesting.

“The flag was still standing. 200 English ships tried to take it down. They kept it up all night and it could only be seen when the bombs were bursting in the air. So many patriots gave their lives to keep the flag up - and now to have people protesting who don’t have a clue about any of this bothers me.

“Please research Key’s motivation for writing his famous song and you will see why I’m upset that the protesters don’t have a clue.

"Our companies will not condone unpatriotic behavior!

"TAKING A STAND... NOT A KNEE!"


PHOTOS: 2020 EPB Holiday Windows

Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Grand Jury No Bills And True Bills


Here is the latest Hamilton County arrest report: BALLARD, ANTHONY MONTREL 186 BLEDSOE TER CHATTANOOGA, 37405 Age at Arrest: 33 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga DISORDERLY CONDUCT ... (click for more)

Here are the No Bills and True Bills from the Hamilton County Grand Jury: No Bills: 1 BENN, NATHANIEL OSAZE EVADING ARREST 11/11/2020 1 BOYD, JAMIUS MAURQUIS POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA ... (click for more)



Breaking News

PHOTOS: 2020 EPB Holiday Windows

Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Here is the latest Hamilton County arrest report: BALLARD, ANTHONY MONTREL 186 BLEDSOE TER CHATTANOOGA, 37405 Age at Arrest: 33 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga DISORDERLY CONDUCT --- BROBECK, ADAM JACKSON 1957 HARDWOOD LN SODDY DAISY, 37379 Age at Arrest: 29 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County VIOLATION OF PROBATION (THEFT OVER 10000) --- ... (click for more)

Opinion

County Employees Need A Bonus Too

A few weeks ago we learned that Sheriff Jim Hammond was asking for a second raise. Earlier this year Hamilton County employees were notified that "due to COVID-19" there would be no raises for employees of any kind this year. I guess Mr. Hammond didnt get that memo about no raises. Why is it that some employees will be getting a raise and others are not? That doesn't really ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Why I Am Thankful

For the life of me, I can’t remember when it started but back in the ‘70s, I began devoting my sports column on Thanksgiving Day to off-the-wall stuff of which I was truly and genuinely thankful. Back then I would go to from “76 reasons”, then “77 Reasons”, and then “78 reasons” with every new year. We climbed through 80’s, and the 90’s and it became a tradition. By then it had ... (click for more)

Sports

Dennis Norwood: Thankful For The Memories

Here it is Thanksgiving 2020 and time to reflect on those things for which I am most thankful. With the year we’ve had it has sometimes been tough to even think about giving thanks, but on reflection I believe we will all find people and events we should thank the Lord above for bringing our way. One thing I am grateful for this year are good memories that make me laugh. One ... (click for more)

Cakewalk: UTC Rolls By Lander In Season Opener

The big news from downtown Chattanooga Wednesday afternoon came from McKenzie Arena where a college basketball game was actually played. Yes, it was the season and home opener for the Chattanooga Mocs as they rolled past the Lander Bearcats by a 99-63 final. Bellarmine had been Chattanooga’s original season-opening opponent, but had to cancel because of Covid-19 issues. The ... (click for more)