A New Jersey bar decided to take a stand and not show the NFL games Sunday and instead hold a fundraiser for veterans, NJ.com reports.
Woody’s Roadside Tavern in Farmingdale made the decision as a response to the ongoing protests by players during the national anthem, according to NJ.com.
One of the owners of the bar told NJ.com the idea stemmed from one of its regular customers, a Vietnam War vet, who didn’t like how some NFL players were taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality across the nation. Rob Johnson admitted to NJ.com that he knew his bar would likely lose money as a result of the blackout, but said sending a message was more important.
Green Beret Foundation and Special Forces Chapter 19 received about 20 percent of the food sales to donate to help military families, according to NJ.com.
In the past, President Donald Trump has spoken out against the protests.
The bar is expected to go back to airing the games next week.