Disabled Navy Vet Refuses To Receive Award From Saints Over National Anthem Protests

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 25: (L-R) fFee safety Eric Reid #35, quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 and outside linebacker Eli Harold #58 of the San Francisco 49ers kneel on the sidelines during the national anthem before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on September 25, 2016 in Seattle,Washington. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

A disabled Navy veteran said he declined to accept an award at a New Orleans Saints game due to the controversy over players protesting during the national anthem.

The Saints organization was going to honor retired Cmdr. John Wells, the executive director of Military Veterans Advocacy, with the Peoples Health Champion award during last week’s game in New Orleans, according to The Advocate. On Wednesday he told the organization he was unable to accept the award at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome because of the anthem protests.

The Saints said in a statement Thursday that they were disappointed by Wells’ decision. Read more at Fox News.



  1. Somebody with guts to give them what they have been giving everyone else so how does it feel at least this guy has a legitimate gripe unlike these criminals


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