Small-town Montana bar refusing to play NFL games - ABC FOX Montana Local News, Weather, Sports KTMF | KWYB

Small-town Montana bar refusing to play NFL games

Posted: Updated:
Ringling -

The NFL has sparked a national controversy this week, as players continue to take a knee during the national anthem in protest of racial inequality.

It's a leading topic across the country right now, as everyone seems to have taken a side on this issue.

 One Montana bar owner is protesting the protests by not playing the NFL games in his bar.

Kurt Bekemans owner of the Ringling Bar says he will not support what is going on with the NFL

His bar is right in the town of Ringling south of White Sulphur Springs and north of Livingston and he says many of the people in the area agree with him

The bar announced its decision not to play NFL games on Tuesday in a Facebook post. Which says "the Ringling bar will no longer show any NFL games. This will allow us to air the PBR, rodeo and NASCAR events whose competitors are true Americans! Sorry for any inconvenience."

So far, the Facebook post has received over 200 shares and many mixed comments. 

 But Bekemans, says all of his patrons are backing him on the decision.

Bekemans says he is doing this for the many Americans who have fought and died for the nation.  

“Generations of service members of all races have served and protected us and provide us our freedom,” said Bekemans. “I think they're getting a bad deal out of this. I think their protests are valid I’m not against the protest. I'm against them not respecting the flag and the anthem.

ABC FOX Montana reached out to many bars in the area and all that got back to us say they are going to still play NFL games on Sunday.

  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Crime victim advocate announces support for Hauck

    Crime victim advocate announces support for Hauck

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 7:19 PM EST2017-12-14 00:19:13 GMT

    MISSOULA- The re-hiring of Bobby Hauck as the head coach of the Montana Grizzlies is continuing to cause controversy. Earlier this month, UM grad student and football fan Lisa Davey created a Change.org petition against Hauck’s hiring, saying he didn’t hold Griz players accountable during his first tenure and contributed to an atmosphere of sexual assault. Davey’s petition said, “Women are more important than winning.” More than 30 UM faculty members al...

    MISSOULA- The re-hiring of Bobby Hauck as the head coach of the Montana Grizzlies is continuing to cause controversy. Earlier this month, UM grad student and football fan Lisa Davey created a Change.org petition against Hauck’s hiring, saying he didn’t hold Griz players accountable during his first tenure and contributed to an atmosphere of sexual assault. Davey’s petition said, “Women are more important than winning.” More than 30 UM faculty members al...

  • Missoula police turn to national database to try to identify childrens' bones

    Missoula police turn to national database to try to identify childrens' bones

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 4:51 PM EST2017-12-13 21:51:55 GMT

    Missoula Police are trying to identify three children whose bone fragments and teeth were found in a shed this fall. 

    Missoula Police are trying to identify three children whose bone fragments and teeth were found in a shed this fall. 

  • Man ejected after rolling car, hit and killed by passing motorist

    Man ejected after rolling car, hit and killed by passing motorist

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 12:50 PM EST2017-12-13 17:50:52 GMT

    One man is dead after he was ejected in a rollover crash and was then hit by a passing vehicle.

    One man is dead after he was ejected in a rollover crash and was then hit by a passing vehicle.

  • Police find box containing children's bones in Missoula shed

    Police find box containing children's bones in Missoula shed

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 1:46 PM EST2017-12-13 18:46:35 GMT

    MISSOULA (AP) - Authorities say a box containing bones and teeth that are believed to be from three children was found in the shed of a Missoula home in September.    The Missoulian reports that Missoula police launched an investigation after a cleaning crew found the box when the former tenant was evicted from the property.    Police documents say the Montana State Crime Lab verified the remains as human, and an anthropology professor at the University of Mon...

    MISSOULA (AP) - Authorities say a box containing bones and teeth that are believed to be from three children was found in the shed of a Missoula home in September.    The Missoulian reports that Missoula police launched an investigation after a cleaning crew found the box when the former tenant was evicted from the property.    Police documents say the Montana State Crime Lab verified the remains as human, and an anthropology professor at the University of Mon...

  • Missoula police investigate bones as homicide: COURT DOCS

    Missoula police investigate bones as homicide: COURT DOCS

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 4:54 PM EST2017-12-13 21:54:58 GMT

    MISSOULA- A search warrant filed Dec. 7 indicates that police are investigating a possible homicide discovered at a Missoula residence. Forensic examination indicates that bones and teeth found in a box in a shed belong to three children. ABCFOX has obtained the search warrant with more information about the search:

    MISSOULA- A search warrant filed Dec. 7 indicates that police are investigating a possible homicide discovered at a Missoula residence. Forensic examination indicates that bones and teeth found in a box in a shed belong to three children. ABCFOX has obtained the search warrant with more information about the search:

  • Special Edition Grizzly Sports Report: Bobby's Back

    Special Edition Grizzly Sports Report: Bobby's Back

    Monday, December 11 2017 11:04 PM EST2017-12-12 04:04:27 GMT
    New Griz Head Coach Bobby Hauck sits down with Shaun Rainey for a special edition of the Grizzly Sports Report to talk about his journey into the coaching ranks and being back at Montana for a second go around. 
    New Griz Head Coach Bobby Hauck sits down with Shaun Rainey for a special edition of the Grizzly Sports Report to talk about his journey into the coaching ranks and being back at Montana for a second go around. 
  • Woman reports assault by man she met on Plenty of Fish

    Woman reports assault by man she met on Plenty of Fish

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 3:32 PM EST2017-12-12 20:32:51 GMT
    MISSOULA- A man is charged with aggravated assault and a woman was severely injured after a date on Dec. 8. According to the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office, the woman, “Jane Doe,” met Andrew Hoskins, 41, through the dating site Plenty of Fish. On Dec. 8, she went over to Hoskins’ home. Jane Doe reports that they chatted for a while before Hoskins “snapped” and dragged Doe into his bedroom by her hair. She reports that he beat her, slamming her he...
    MISSOULA- A man is charged with aggravated assault and a woman was severely injured after a date on Dec. 8. According to the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office, the woman, “Jane Doe,” met Andrew Hoskins, 41, through the dating site Plenty of Fish. On Dec. 8, she went over to Hoskins’ home. Jane Doe reports that they chatted for a while before Hoskins “snapped” and dragged Doe into his bedroom by her hair. She reports that he beat her, slamming her he...
  • 2017’s HOT toys: We buy them and try them

    2017’s HOT toys: We buy them and try them

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 12:43 PM EST2017-12-13 17:43:53 GMT

    Before you spend your money on any toys this season, ABC FOX Montana combed through all the hot toy lists we could find and purchased seven toys and put them to the test.

    Before you spend your money on any toys this season, ABC FOX Montana combed through all the hot toy lists we could find and purchased seven toys and put them to the test.

Powered by Frankly

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.