False reports that the Seattle Seahawks burned the American flag in the locker room came from a digitally manipulated photo on Facebook.
A website that fabricates news stories is behind false reports that Gordon Ramsay had his staff take a knee and refused to serve Miami Dolphins players.
A website that publishes satirical fiction is behind false reports that the Saints were stranded on a runway after flight crew took a knee.
Nike has not dropped a Dallas Cowboys sponsorship deal over National Anthem protests in the NFL. A fake news website is behind those false reports.
CEO Allan Jones announced that his companies wouldn’t support the NFL, but it’s not clear how much support then lent to begin with.
The commentary “Take a Knee” about NFL protests wasn’t written by Ted Nugent, but he shared it on his Facebook page in Sept. 2017.
Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin Rips Player for Standing, Fired for National Anthem Protest-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin ripped Alejandro Villanueva, a veteran and former Army Ranger, for electing not to protest …
None of the NFL’s brand sponsors, including Budweiser, have pulled ads or withdrawn support over the league’s handling of National Anthem player protests.
A fake news website is behind false reports that Fox has canceled all NFL broadcasts until players agree to respect the flag during the National Anthem.
The NFL rulebook doesn’t specifically ban National Anthem protests, but it give the NFL some authority to punish players in certain situations.