Although the NFL can’t fine or punish players for not standing for the National Anthem, players can still feel the punishment in their wallets, just ask Brandon Marshall. On Thursday night for the opening game of the NFL season, Marshall decided to take a knee during the singing of the National Anthem, to support the stance of Colin Kaepernick, as well as his own. His decision has resulted in the loss of an endorsement deal with Air Academy Federal Credit Union.


On Friday, the Air Academy Federal Credit Union said it cut ties with the athlete over his action.

“Although we have enjoyed Brandon Marshall as our spokesperson over the past five months, Air Academy Federal Credit Union (AAFCU) has ended our partnership,” Glenn Strebe, AAFCU’s president and CEO wrote on the company’s Facebook page. “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.”

Marshall has not commented on their decision and no word of how much money he loses with this decision but I doubt he cares too much. He expected backlash for taking the knee but he made it clear he’s not against the military or police and even mentioned multiple family members who are in the military.