If USSA sponsors the NFL for the 2020 football season I will be closing all accounts, regretfully walking away after 30 years of excellent service. I will be not be associated with the hatred for America the NFL conveys.
To USAA Boardmembers,
Please remove USAA affiliation with the NFL. While I understand the rights of USAA members to associate with the NFL, I also understand my rights not to. Your advertised partnership with the NFL on my behalf violates the trust I have enjoyed with USAA for almost 30 years.
My thoughts on the NFL should not matter here. What I've stated above should be enough for USAA boardmembers to reconsider "our" formal affiliation with the NFL. With that said, I'll state it anyway.
I used to be a huge Seahawks fan ... facepaint, season-ticket holder, you name it. I even flew my family from Singapore to New York to watch our team play and win in Super Bowl 48. But as soon as the team wrote a formal statement inticting our country as an unjust nation about 4 years ago, I stopped supporting them. I stopped watching other NFL games as commentators spoke so highly of those players who kneeled for our national anthem. I became so disgusted with the division taking place, and being forced to choose or accept a political side and disrespect my nation in so doing. Watching the games, it was as if I was being asked to cede just a little bit of my faith in my country each time as a condition for watching a game. I wouldn't have it, and when forced, I chose not to watch the NFL anymore. I will always stand for my country.
I miss football. A Seahawks fan from 1984 to 2015, I knew that when I attended games, most of those around me probably did not share the same political views as me. But in the stadium, that didn't used to matter. We all stood for our country, and we all shared a love of our team. Now that has been ruined. I would ask USAA not to take sides here, either. USAA is an organization I've believed in ... who has been there for me through the years. Now, I feel betrayed.
Please stop endorsing the NFL.
Very respectfully, John Montonye