Black applauds NFL decision after turning in Titans tickets


One of the candidates for governor applauds the NFL’s national anthem decision, but she’s already given up her Titans tickets in protest. 

Diane Black has made the NFL’s national anthem and U-S flag issue part of her campaign for governor here. 

She joined in on a tweet Tuesday from Vice-President Pence after the NFL said players who won’t stand for the national anthem to call attention to social justice can stay in locker rooms while the anthem is played. 

“Our flag and our anthem deserve respect! Glad to see the NFL take steps in the right direction.” she said at the top of her retweet of the Vice-President saying “#hashtag ‘winning’ ” with an American flag emoji. 

“Its important because my family and myself are patriots. Every member of my family has served in the military,” Black recently told News 2. 

Black joined President Trump in denouncing NFL players who would not stand during the national anthem, but earlier this spring she also cancelled her longtime season tickets to the Tennessee Titans in protest. 

“If someone has a problem with what they believe to be mistreatment I think they ought to go to the source–the flag is not the place to do their protesting.” Black told News 2 last month. “We chose not to support them (the players), so what I will do on Sunday now is fish.” 

When Black turned in her Titans tickets, Democrat candidate for governor Craig Fitzhugh told News 2 he wanted to buy them to show support for the players right to protest. 

Fitzhugh said he was able to buy two for next season, but the Air Force vet said he’ll be standing for the national anthem. 

The other major candidates for governor have not made the NFL anthem protests an issue in their campaigns. 

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