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Subway Owners Want Kneeling Megan Rapinoe Dropped As Spokeswoman: Report

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Subway franchise owners want purple-haired, anthem-kneeling U. S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe booted from her role as one of the restaurant’s spokespeople.

Numerous franchise owners and some customers, particularly from red states, have complained about Rapinoe being featured in ads for the chain, specifically noting of the soccer player’s political activism and apparent disrespect for our nation displayed when she has taken a knee during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” before games.

“Late last month on a discussion forum hosted by the North American Association of Subway Franchisees, a Wisconsin store operator posted a picture of a hand-scrawled note from an irate customer taped to the front door of his shop,” Fox News reported over the weekend.

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“Boycott Subway until Subway fires the anti-American … Megan Rapinoe, the creep who kneels for our beloved National Anthem!” the note reportedly said.

“The ad should be pulled and done with,” the shop owner said. “It gets tiring apologizing.”

As noted by Fox News, franchisees are charged 4.5% of their revenue for a national advertising fund, which Subway controls.

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Reps from the NAASF claim they’ve received complaints about the Rapinoe ads. Fox News reported:

“Your NAASF Board has already communicated with [Subway] leadership the concerns voiced by NAASF membership,” the group’s executive director, Illya Berecz, told franchisees, according to a letter obtained by The Post.“I had a bunch of franchisees calling me on this today,” a lawyer who represents Subway franchisees told The Post earlier this week. “They are trying to get the ads pulled.”

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