The jewelry is being criticized by & # 039; racist & # 039; Billboard of man proposing to women on the soccer field

The ad says: & # 39; If you're going to get on your knees this season, please have a ring in your hand! & # 39;

A jewelry store in Massachusetts has been under fire after owners published a billboard of a white man proposing to a white woman on a soccer field.

Garieri Jewelers in Sturbridge had the billboard installed along Route 20 on Saturday.

The ad says: & # 39; If you're going to get on your knees this season, please have a ring in your hand! & # 39;

The owner of the store, Scott Garieri, claimed that the billboard was supposed to be an ingenious play on words.

The ad says: & # 39; If you're going to get on your knees this season, please have a ring in your hand! & # 39;

The ad says: & # 39; If you're going to get on your knees this season, please have a ring in your hand! & # 39;

"Because of the way it was football season, they all disliked taking their knees," he told the Washington Post.

Garieri and her daughter, the manager of the Alexander store, devised what they thought was the "catchy" ad.

The owner of the store, Scott Garieri, claimed that the undercard was supposed to be an ingenious & # 39; play on words & # 39;

The owner of the store, Scott Garieri, claimed that the undercard was supposed to be an ingenious & # 39; play on words & # 39;

The owner of the store, Scott Garieri, claimed that the undercard was supposed to be an ingenious & # 39; play on words & # 39;

The store owner says that the reactions were positive at first. But a furious driver took a picture of the billboard and posted it on Facebook, saying it was "racist."

& # 39; We want to sell engagement rings. We're selling love, I do not hate, "Alexandria explained to the publication." We never wanted to be offensive, it was always satirical. "

However, the owner's tone on social media was different, as he called the babies crying "liberals". and told them they would not have a platform if it were not for the "veterans".

"Lol did not take long for the liberals to put our billboard under attack … here we go again," said the conservative follower of the Patriots on Facebook.

He later stated: "As many of you may have seen our Billboard is under attack for being racist. Garieri Jewelers will ALWAYS be on the side of our veterans. Although this was not to offend anyone, I feel that they are pushing me and if it were not for our veterans, the thesis that babies would not have a forum. God bless America. & # 39;

& # 39; We want to sell engagement rings. We're selling love, I do not hate, "said daughter Alexandria." We never wanted to be offensive, it was always satirical. "

& # 39; We want to sell engagement rings. We're selling love, I do not hate, "said daughter Alexandria." We never wanted to be offensive, it was always satirical. "

& # 39; We want to sell engagement rings. We're selling love, I do not hate, "said daughter Alexandria." We never wanted to be offensive, it was always satirical. "

The owner's tune on social networks was different, however, with him calling babies crying & # 39; liberals & # 39; and telling them they would not have a platform if it were not for the veterans & # 39;

The owner's tune on social networks was different, however, with him calling babies crying & # 39; liberals & # 39; and telling them they would not have a platform if it were not for the veterans & # 39;

The owner's tune on social networks was different, however, with him calling babies crying & # 39; liberals & # 39; and telling them they would not have a platform if it were not for the veterans & # 39;

Colin Kaepernick began to kneel during the national anthem to protest against the police brutality and racial inequality faced by people of color. The activist He actually met with the US Army veteran and former Seahawks player, Nate Boyer, who recommended that the player kneel to protest.

"I wanted him to stand up and he had promised to sit down during the anthem, but we found a middle ground," Boyer explained in an article he wrote for NBC News. "Colin would kneel, making his statement about police brutality and at the same time respecting the men and women who fought and died for what our flag is supposed to represent."

Colin Kaepernick met with the United States Army veteran and former Seahawks player Nate Boyer in 2016, who recommended that he kneel down for his protest.

Colin Kaepernick met with the United States Army veteran and former Seahawks player Nate Boyer in 2016, who recommended that he kneel down for his protest.

Colin Kaepernick met with the United States Army veteran and former Seahawks player Nate Boyer in 2016, who recommended that he kneel down for his protest.

However, the issues of racial justice and police brutality did not seem to be Garieri's concerns when making the announcement.

He insists that billboarding was an "affordable" tactic for doing business.

"We are a rural store, we only try to advertise in a way that is affordable and attracts traffic," he said.

And businesses may have been successful, since many online businesses have rated the business with an online star.

Nancy Petriello Barile wrote: "I am ashamed that a retail establishment in Massachusetts is so obnoxious and criticizes the constitutional right of Americans to dissent, it is a pity, and that their business loses customers because of this embarrassing exhibition."

Irate commentators have threatened to vomit in jewelry displays and urinate on nearby sidewalks.

It is alleged that someone even published: "Alexandria, why do not you kill yourself? & # 39;

Since then, many have offered to support the man and his business.

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