Big Country restaurant decides to stop airing NFL games "until further notice"

BRECKENRIDGE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - A Breckenridge restaurant has made the decision to not screen any NFL games until further notice amidst league-wide protests during the national anthem.

Canyon Road Barn & Grill, located at 5790 FM 3418 in Breckenridge, used social media to give the following message to patrons Monday morning:       

There will be no viewing of any televised NFL games on any of the six big screen TV's until further notice. For the 99 great things being an American Citizen affords us, there will always be that 1 that ignites some. Freedom of speech being exercised in this establishment so COME FOR THE FOOD BUT STAY AT HOME IF YOU WANT TO WATCH AN NFL GAME :) Put your money where your mouth is... Semper Fi

News reports state players from several teams, including the New England Patriots, Jacksonville Jaguars, Cleveland Browns, the Denver Broncos and the Miami Dolphins, chose to kneel during the National Anthem Sunday morning, and players from other teams, including the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Seattle Seahawks, and the Tennessee Titans refused to even enter the field until the National Anthem concluded. 

These protests are largely in response to tweets from President Trump - CNN reports on Saturday, he called for NFL owners to fire any "son of a bitch" who "disrespects our flag." 

Click here for more information on the protests.


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