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A veteran’s organization that provides job assistance to military vets, American Veterans, had a message for NFL fans. Using the simple hashtag, #PleaseStand, the organization aimed to encourage people to stand for the national anthem in a Super Bowl commercial.

The NFL, however, had other ideas. According to Yahoo Sports, the ad was rejected because the Super Bowl has, “never been a place for advertising that could be considered by some as a political statement.”

NASCAR, on the other hand, is taking no issue with the campaign, and is letting driver Clay Greenfield plaster #PleaseStand all over his red, white and blue truck for the Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona.

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Greenfield reached out to American Veterans after hearing about the NFL refusing to run the ad.

“I just am a big supporter of our veterans and our military and I kind of felt like they were being shafted a little so I wanted to do what I could to help make up and support our veterans and military,” Greenfield said via Yahoo Sports. “And it’s not like I’m doing this out of a grudge or anything. Almost every truck I’ve ever had since 2010 has had an American flag on it somewhere. I felt like it was a good opportunity to showcase those guys and what they’re all about.”

Related: This week in NASCAR, anthem protest edition: What Alt-Driver readers have to say

NASCAR driver will use his truck to make a statement deemed too controversial for the Super Bowl Robert Laberge / Stringer
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Anthony Brown's crowning achievements are rebuilding a $500 Honda VFR and getting rid of his wife's beige Camry. He has owned nine cars in the last ten years, none of them automatic.
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