By: Kyle James | 10-15-2018 | News
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AL – Grocery Store Cans Pepsi Sales Over NFL Logo: "It Disrespects The Country I love"

Customers are showing their feelings with their wallets these days, but now even the grocery store is getting in on their own boycott of Pepsi. The popular soda pop was once known as "The Choice of a New Generation," but one grocery store owner is no longer interested in selling the products. The reason for the boycott of Pepsi is because the company chose to feature the NFL logo on its soda products.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Alabama grocery store refuses to sell Pepsi products with <a href="">@NFL</a> logo <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Fox News (@FoxNews) <a href="">October 14, 2018</a></blockquote>

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S&Z Grocery in Athens, Alabama wasn't afraid to let the world know how they felt about the product carrying the NFL logo on Facebook saying they would not sell Pepsi again unless they removed the logo.

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Phillip Stewart, the owner of S&Z wrote, "This may cause me to lose some business, but here goes. S&Z supermarket currently will not be selling 20 ounces Pepsi or Diet Pepsi. These two items are currently produced with the NFL logo on them. I refuse to sell the product until the logo is removed. I will not bow down in order to make a dollar as long as the athletes are allowed to bow down and disrespect the flag and country I love."

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Stewart even told local news WAFF that he personally removed the cans off his shelf when he discovered the logo. "I don’t want to support them in any way, because I feel like it’s just wrong. I can’t in good conscious sell the product because it does have the logo on it," he said. "I pulled them myself, the customers didn’t know I was doing this. I sold the product that I had that did not have the logo on it. And I told my rep as well as the delivery guy that I did not want those brought into the store because I would not sell them."

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Stewart is entitled to his opinion and he isn't alone. When the first multi-millionaire NFL players began kneeling during the national anthem it was because a man committing a crime was shot by police. This narrative that police are somehow killing black people on purpose every day is just plain false and is not the reality. What is the reality is that African-Americans account for disproportionate amounts of crimes like rape and homicide and when a criminal, or an everyday average Joe who pays taxes, refuses police orders they put their lives in their hands at that point.

Most notably was Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49s who was on his way out of the NFL with a dying career. He decided some quick capitalizing on his position while he still had it was a good idea and began kneeling during the national anthem despite men and woman dying for the right for him to kneel and make millions of dollars for throwing a ball made of pigskin. Stewart surprisingly sympathized with the players and said he understood why they were doing it but he didn't "agree with the tactic".

"The cause is just. I think there are other ways to deal with it. This has brought attention to it I’m sure there is good that comes from this, I just don’t agree with the tactic," he said. There were mixed reactions on social media with some accepting the move like Sara Rozen who said, "I'll gladly give up Pepsi, the NFL can't understand that those who hate America disrespect our national symbols, not those who love it."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I&#39;ll gladly give up Pepsi, the NFL cant understand that those who hate America disrespect our national symbols, not those who love it.</p>&mdash; Sara Rozen (@sarharoze) <a href="">October 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The owner also said that stopping supporting the league has helped him sleep better at night. "This helps me sleep at night. I can sleep knowing that I’m not supporting somebody that’s doing something I don’t believe in," Stewart said. He told the local news that his general customer base approves of his cause but he has received a few threatening calls.

There are always going to be those far-left NPCs that don't have anything better to do than to threaten a man for choosing not to sell Pepsi. Let's see if this develops into the destruction of another large company. Get woke, go broke!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">STAND FOR THE NATIONAL ANTHEM! <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; The Trump Train 🚂🇺🇸 (@The_Trump_Train) <a href="">September 9, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Anonymous No. 39426 2018-10-15 : 12:51

How can any American support a product that supports those that DIS America.

But Pep-C ☺ is HQ'd out of NYC, like the NFL.

Anonymous No. 39440 2018-10-15 : 15:24

Id rather drink warm Coke than cold Pep-C

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