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Texas restaurant stops airing NFL games amid national anthem controversy

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A Texas restaurant is making its own stand in response to recent NFL protests over the national anthem.  

Canyon Road Barn & Grill said it will not show any NFL football games until further notice.

The restaurant in Breckenridge, Texas, posted the announcement in its Facebook page stating:

“There will be no viewing of any televised NFL games on any of the six big screen TVs until further notice. For the 99 great things being an American citizen affords us, there will always be that one that ignites some. Freedom of speech (is) being exercised in this establishment. So come for the food, but stay at home if you want to watch an NFL game. “

NOTICE: There will be no viewing of any televised NFL games on any of the six big screen TV's until further notice. For...

Posted by Canyon Road Barn & Grill on Monday, September 25, 2017

The post stirred up conversation, some in support of Canyon Road Barn & Grill, some in support of football, but necessarily the players. 

Tracy Cozart said, “I love this country, the flag and I believe in God. I don't agree with the kneeling. Football is my therapy so I will continue to watch the NFL games just not the beginning of the games. I love football.”

NOTICE: There will be no viewing of any televised NFL games on any of the six big screen TV's until further notice. For...

Posted by Canyon Road Barn & Grill on Monday, September 25, 2017

Sue Smith said, “Freedom of speech, even when they put their money where their mouth is. More patriots need to stand up and be counted. Praying that your restaurant prospers.

NOTICE: There will be no viewing of any televised NFL games on any of the six big screen TV's until further notice. For...

Posted by Canyon Road Barn & Grill on Monday, September 25, 2017

Matthew Rainy said, “Good for y'all. Time to boycott the NFL and any sponsors that they have. Hit them in the pocketbook and see how long this B.S. lasts.

 

NOTICE: There will be no viewing of any televised NFL games on any of the six big screen TV's until further notice. For...

Posted by Canyon Road Barn & Grill on Monday, September 25, 2017

Jeremy Mercer said, “More power to ya, I don’t agree, but that’s OK. We don’t have to agree. We all have a right to express our frustrations whatever they may be in a civilized and peaceful manner. I appreciate your candor and respectful nature of your decision.”

NOTICE: There will be no viewing of any televised NFL games on any of the six big screen TV's until further notice. For...

Posted by Canyon Road Barn & Grill on Monday, September 25, 2017

The post was shared nearly 1,000 times in a little more than three hours after it was posted.

Tell us in the comments below, what do you think of the restaurant's decision?

UPDATE: The restaurant's policy would only apply to Thursday nights and Saturday nights when NFL games are played, since the restaurant is closed Sundays and Mondays.

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