Super Bowl 2020: The Johnny Cash “Ragged Old Flag” Commercial That Sparked A Colin Kaepernick Backlash

Kyle Carpenter holding a flag

With the Super Bowl right around the corner, it’s time to start looking at the best part of the whole thing… the commercials.

Sure, the game itself can be great, but it can also be a complete blowout. The commercials, while some years are better than others, you can at least count on them each year to be entertaining.

But ahead of the Super Bowl in 2020, Fox and the NFL debuted a brand new commercial featuring Johnny Cash’s “Ragged Old Flag.”

The commercial was dubbed a “Tribute to America,” and featured Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter and families of 9/11 victims, as well as various scenes of the American Flag throughout history.

It’s the kind of commercial that can stop you in your tracks, give you goosebumps and make you think about the men and women that died to protect that flag.

But for many others, they saw it as a direct shot at Colin Kaepernick.

Others felt it was a shot at Kaepernick as well, but one that he deserved.

A similar commercial, using the patriotic Cash song, aired ahead of the Super Bowl in 2017 as well.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock