Oroville restaurant and bar boycotts Monday Night Football over player flag protest
OROVILLE, Calif. - .For the first time in its 38-year history, Mike's Grande Burger in Oroville will not have its television screens turned to Monday Night Football.
Management is boycotting the NFL because of its handling of the manner in which the NFL is allowing its players to protest what they believe is the treatment of police toward minorities.
"We're upset with the way the NFL is allowing their players to protest," said Levi Fuller, the general manager of Mike's Grande Burger.
"It's not that they're protesting," he said. "It's the manner in how they're doing it.'
"They're disrespecting the flag by not standing," Fuller said. "And they're disrespecting our country and our troops."
Instead of watching the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals on the gridiron, patrons at Mike's will see NHL and NASCAR.
The restaurant, which is located on Olive Highway, usually sees about two dozen fans show up for a Monday night NFL game.
Mike's says not all but most patrons seem to support their stance.