Saritas

Sarita's Grill & Cantina Denham, 151 Bass Pro Blvd., Denham Springs

Another Louisiana eatery, this one in Denham Springs, has announced it will no longer televise NFL football after many players staged a protest during the national anthem on Sunday.

Sarita's Grill & Cantina Denham posted Monday on its Facebook page that the ban on NFL games and the NFL network is "until further notice."

"We respect everyone’s right to freedom of speech," the post says. "However, we do not support anyone that disrespects our Flag, our Country, and the people who have fought and/or died for the freedoms that we have."

Dozens of initial comments attached to the post as of Monday evening expressed support for the decision. But others posted later in the evening took issue with the eatery.

On Sunday afternoon, WOW Cafe & Wingery of St. Bernard in Chalmette announced on Facebook it wouldn't televise the Saints vs. Panthers game after a group of Saints players participated in a protest during the national anthem.

That decision was made by Brooke Anastasiadis, the owner of the St. Bernard restaurant, said Lindsey Manasco, a 31-year-old manager, waitress and bartender.

Anastasiadis was motivated in part because she wanted to show solidarity with members of the military, police officers and firefighters, all of whom are given a 20 percent discount in the store when the dine in uniform.

Manasco added that the WOW restaurant in Chalmette would continue to boycott the game “any time the Saints kneel.”