Anheuser-Busch May Consider Dropping NFL

One of the National Football League’s largest sponsors has made a move that has many believing it could be dropping the NFL — and it’s seeking America’s input on the decision.

According to the Indianapolis Star, Anheuser-Busch has set up an option on its consumer hotline specifically for fans to register their feelings on the recent national anthem protests in the NFL. The beverage giant has a $1.5 billion contract with the NFL through the 2022 season, and its flagship Bud Light product is the league’s official beer.

However, according to KTVI-TV in St. Louis, the beverage giant saw its customer hotline crash after a wave of calls criticizing the anthem protests and Anheuser-Busch’s sponsorship of the league.

So, if you call (800) DIAL BUD — or (800) 342-5283, if you’re not terribly good at working these things out on your own — the first option on the menu will be one for registering how you feel about the anthem protests.

“If you are calling with questions or comments about Anheuser-Busch’s sponsorship of the NFL, press one,” the recorded message says.

Pressing one will get you this: “At Anheuser-Busch, we have a long heritage of supporting the nation’s armed forces, veterans and military dependents. The national anthem is a point of pride for our company and for the 1,100 veterans that we employ. Please feel free to share your feedback after the tone.”

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  • Al

    I stopped drinking Busch after 41 years. I can drink another brand and will return when they drop the NFL.

  • Mary Kiele

    Wise move. Good old boys and girls like to hear that stuff! You gain and we all keep our Anthem. Showing the world we do not care about your needs to protest for things we as intelligent folks know your using the same crap decade after decade!! Get a grip and help the kids at least. It will show you finally really care!!

  • Deborah G

    I think Busch will drop them if they don’t start standing and being respectful. After all without customers?

  • monongahela

    Busch don`t have the testicles to drop the racist NFL.

  • Telsie Einhorn

    Drop them.

  • kassa1

    If Anheuser-Busch were smart they drop them like a hot potato.

  • holland180

    I enjoy Bud Light but now I drink Coors and other brands.

  • Jackson Brannon

    I will go back to Miller until Busch gets out of the NFL!!! I will NEVER watch another NFL game in my life!!!

  • harley93

    If they drop the NFL, I’ll make Busch my house beer.

  • zspotlight

    I can’t believe they haven’t stopped yet. It appears that Busch supports racism. I doubt they will drop the advertising but don;t bet that I will ever drink a Bud again. You will lose.

  • Rod

    Drop them! There are very few veterans among the NFL players and they certainly don’t deserve the unbelievable salaries these jerks make and that the owner rake in even bigger profits. It’s time for a little accountability.

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  • jim jones

    If they do, it will become my beer of choice. Fuck the National FOLLOWERS league. Pack of criminal dog murders, woman beaters and pussies!

  • Dennis DiBonaventura Sr

    The commish of the NFL shows he has no Kahonas I hope the management of Anheuser-Busch has some .I am tired of all the unpatriotic dopes in the country having their own way, and the rest of us turning our heads.

  • Yvonne

    Stop buying and drinking Budweiser till they will stand With our anthem and flag

  • denise valley

    down her in North Carolina, no Busch beer till NFL respects our flag, I understand there protest, but find ANOTHER WAY, our VETERANS deserve better our military saving your ass, RESPECT! OR YOU go enlist to fight and save your own ass, my grandson and 2 granddaughters already did, so please boycott Anheuser-Busch till NFL respects our flag and Anthem.