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A Missouri bar owner came under fire after using the jerseys of NFL players Marshawn Lynch and Colin Kaepernick as doormats.

Jason Burle, who owns the S.N.A.F.U Bar near the Bagnell Dam, said that he had ordered the jerseys to use them as doormats because of the swirling controversy and national conversation about players kneeling in protest during the national anthem.

“It’s not a race thing,” he insisted, instead claiming that it was a statement made in support of the military, the flag, and veterans.

But support for veterans was not the first thing that crossed Taylor Sloan’s mind when he saw the jerseys placed side by side so that they read “Lynch” “Kaepernick.”

“That’s not the Missouri I know,” Sloan said. “It just kind of upset me really bad. Put a bad taste in my mouth.”

Sloan and Burle got into a heated exchange on Facebook over the doormats after Sloan saw them.

 

READ MORE: TheGrio.com

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Bar Owner Uses Lynch, Kaepernick Jerseys As Doormats  was originally published on wzakcleveland.com