St. Louis Bar Boycotts Rams After Players’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Gesture

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A St. Louis bar is taking a stand against NFL players who took a stand.

Time OUT Sports Bar & Grill announced on its Facebook page that it will no longer support the St. Louis Rams after a number of players staged a silent protest before Sunday’s game over the recent events in Ferguson, Mo.

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Time OUT still needed a way to get NFL fans in the door to spend money, though, so it jumped on board with the Kansas City Chiefs.

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A number of hours after their first post about the issue, Time Out clarified its stance on the Rams players’ gesture and free speech.

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The players’ protest sparked a tiff between the St. Louis Police Department — which called the act “tasteless, offensive and inflammatory” — and the Rams organization. The SLPD demanded the team punish the players involved, but both the Rams and the NFL have declined to hand down sanctions.

On Monday, Rams vice president of football operations Kevin Demoff clarified that despite what St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said in an email to his staff, Demoff did not explicitly apologize for the actions of his team’s players.

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