Bar packed with cus­tomers dur­ing NFL boy­cott

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - NEWS -

FARMINGDALE » Cus­tomers packed a New Jer­sey bar that de­cided not to show any NFL games to honor veter­ans dur­ing the Veter­ans Day week­end and to raise money for a veter­ans’ char­ity in­stead.

As many as 400 pa­trons stood and sang the na­tional an­them at Woody’s Road­side Tav­ern in Farmingdale on Sun­day.

Vet­eran Andy Bar­cel­lona said the idea came about af­ter NFL play­ers chose to kneel dur­ing the na­tional an­them to protest racism and po­lice bru­tal­ity. He was shocked when the tav­ern agreed to turn off the foot­ball games.

Woody’s co-owner Chris Mal­tese told the As­bury Park Press the bar wasn’t try­ing to be po­lit­i­cal and just wanted to sup­port veter­ans.

The event raised money for the Special Forces As­so­ci­a­tion and mil­i­tary fam­i­lies.

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