Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall became the latest NFL player to exercise his right to kneel during the playing of the national anthem before Thursday night’s game against the Panthers.
On Friday, a company that employed Marshall as an endorser exercised its own rights to cancel their working relationship. The Air Academy Federal Credit Union was chartered in 1955 to, per their website, “serve the cadets, officers and civilians” of the Air Force Academy. President/CEO Glenn Strebe cited that relationship in a Facebook post announcing their decision to sever ties with Marshall.
“Although we have enjoyed Brandon Marshall as our spokesperson over the past five months, Air Academy Federal Credit Union (AAFCU) has ended our partnership. AAFCU is a membership-based organization who has proudly served the military community for over 60 years. While we respect Brandon’s right of expression, his actions are not a representation of our organization and membership. We wish Brandon well on his future endeavors.”
In comments after the game Marshall said he was not against the military and that his actions were intended to show that he is “against social injustice.”