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Mass. Jeweler Trolls NFL With Controversial ‘Take A Knee’ Billboard

The billboard also includes the message, “If you’re going to take a knee this season, please have a ring in your hand!” See the billboard for yourself in the following Facebook post from Boston 25 News: Harmless joke, right?
I can assure you that.
“Everybody is entitled to their own opinion.
But when you tell someone to go kill themself, you have absolutely crossed the line.” O’Brien told the Telegram that the social media backlash started when Rev.
Everett’s assessment of the billboard.
It’s promoting getting engaged,” Garieri, who also said he’s received death threats, told the Telegram.
“For the last 200 years people have been getting on one knee to get engaged.
“ … I stand behind it 100 percent.
We took a play of words and put a little spin on it.” Much like Trump, Garieri is no fan of NFL players kneeling during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” “What they’re doing is disrespecting the national anthem,” he said.
When you disrespect the national anthem, you disrespect the country, and I take offense with that.

A Sturbridge, Mass., jeweler’s attempt at trolling the NFL-national anthem controversy has backfired — in a big way.

Scott A. Garieri, owner of Garieri Jewelers in Sturbridge, recently put up a billboard that shows a picture of man proposing to a woman while on a football field. The billboard also includes the message, “If you’re going to take a knee this season, please have a ring in your hand!”

See the billboard for yourself in the following Facebook post from Boston 25 News:

Harmless joke, right?

Well…

“People have said they’re going to urinate on our property, vomit on our showcases, and I was told to kill myself,” Alexandria L. O’Brien, Garieri’s daughter, told the Worcester Telegram on Wednesday. “I am not going to kill myself. I can assure you that. And the billboard is not coming down.

“Everybody is entitled to their own opinion. But when you tell someone to go kill themself, you have absolutely crossed the line.”

O’Brien told the Telegram that the social media backlash started when Rev. Laura E. Everett, the executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches, shared a photo of the billboard on her Facebook page. Rev. Everett captioned the post by writing, “In case we’ve forgotten about…

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