A grocery store in Alabama recently announced they will not be selling Pepsi products which display the NFL logo. The store, S&Z Grocery in Athens Alabama, says it refuses to support a company that supports an organization that allows football players to kneel during the national anthem.
S&Z Supermarket announced this decision on Facebook earlier this week, and was reported on by Fox News.
“This may cause me to lose some business, but here goes. S&Z supermarket currently will not be selling 20 ounce Pepsi or Diet Pepsi,” the store said. “These two items are currently produced with the NFL logo on them. I refuse to sell the product until the logo is removed. I will not bow down in order to make a dollar as long as the athletes are allowed to bow down and disrespect the flag and country I love.”
The owner of S&Z is named Phillip Stewart and he told a local TV station it was “just wrong” to sell products with the NFL logo. “I can’t in good conscious sell the product because it does have the logo on it,” Stewart said.
“I pulled them myself, the customers didn’t know I was doing this. I sold the product that I had that did not have the logo on it,” Phillip Stewart said. “And I told my rep as well as the delivery guy that I did not want those brought into the store because I would not sell them.”
“This helps me sleep at night. I can sleep knowing that I’m not supporting somebody that’s doing something I don’t believe in,” he also said.