Last week when many NFL players participated in a “take a knee” protest during the national anthem of United States of America against inequality, there were many posts were flooded to Facebook saying that Budweiser was angry and it has released a statement showing its patriotism. Many posts even said that Budweiser will no longer have the advertisement contract with the NFL.
Fact: It’s FAKE and baseless. There are no links to the statement by Budweiser in its official website, social media handles, not even at any authentic news websites or TV channels. After watching this rumor going viral, a spokesperson of Budweiser has responded:
We have many long-term sports partnerships, including our NFL sponsorship, and while we may not agree on everything, we still believe in the power of sport to bring people together and overcome their differences. We have no plans to end our NFL sponsorship.
Many social media posts and fake websites showed Budweiser’s 2014’s statement which showed the disappointment of the company over the handling of NFL players’ domestic violence issues in the past. That statement has nothing to do with the current issue of kneeling during the national anthem.
Budweiser hasn’t released any statements against the “take a knee” protest during national anthem, nor it will pull out of NFL advertisement contracts.