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Galveston Bar Stops Showing Steelers Games After National Anthem Protests

Hemingway’s won’t play Pittsburgh’s team, even if they’re playing the Texans

Hemingway’s in Galveston
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A Galveston bar has announced that it will no longer screen NFL games in which the Pittsburgh Steelers are playing after the team stayed in the locker room during the National Anthem in protest of comments made by President Donald Trump.

Hemingway’s, located on Avenue M in Galveston, made its new position public via a Facebook post on Monday. “We love us some football here. But there comes a time to take a stand. From this day forward we will not show any Pittsburgh Steelers games,” the post reads. “I don’t care if they are playing the Texans. I don’t care if they make the Super Bowl. Wrong bar.”

In 2015, Hemingway’s raised a little controversy of its own when The Ernest Hemingway Collection demanded that the bar pay a “licensing fee” in order to use the Hemingway name. At the time, the bar said that it would not pay the fee, but perhaps that has changed — Hemingway’s has not been renamed, though it did solicit suggestions from Facebook fans after receiving cease and desist letters from Hemingway LTD.

No word yet on whether or not Hemingway’s will also ban screenings of Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans games considering that both teams staged similar protests over the weekend. Check out the full post below: