The NFL patriotism is bought and paid for by American taxpayers

Last week, a report released by U.S. Senators Jeff Flake and John McCain (R-AZ) revealed that the U.S. Department of Defense had paid the NFL $6.1 million from 2012 through 2015 for patriotic moments at games, including things like military appreciation nights and National Guards singing the National Anthem. Other sports leagues participated in paid patriotism as well, but the NFL was the league that profited the most.

Source: The NFL Gets Paid For Patriotism, Fines Player For Wearing Patriotic Cleats | ThinkProgress

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