Army veteran Andy Barcellona approached the owner's of Woody's Roadside Tavern in Farmingdale with an idea.

He asked owner Chris Maltese to honor Veterans Day by banning all NFL games this weekend and to host a fundraiser for the Green Beret Fund instead.

Barcellona said

I don’t think these football players have any idea of what they’re doing. I don’t think they’ve ever had to sacrifice anything. I think they’ve lived a privileged life and it’s hurtful.

Woody’s owners say that NFL Sundays at the bar have seen lower numbers than in the past, but game day remains one of the busiest times at the restaurant each week.

Read the full story from News 12 New Jersey.

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Like I said last time...this protest is NOT about the troops. Remember, it was actually an Army veteran that encouraged Colin Kaepernick to take a knee. Kaepernick had originally stayed seated on the bench; a discussion with former NFL player and Green Beret Nate Boyer led to a protest that Boyer believed was respectful while Kaepernick felt still sent a message.

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