The NFL and ABC (the parent company of ESPN) have obviously had a close relationship over the years. Currently, ESPN airs Monday Night Football and has several shows dedicated to NFL coverage.

Therefore, the parent network decided to axe an episode of “Black-ish” that contained a scene where the father discusses the NFL anthem protests with his son.

According to Variety, the episode covers multiple issues like that one, but obviously that is a big one for ABC with its close ties to the NFL:

The episode covers multiple political and social issues. In one scene, Dre and oldest son Junior (Marcus Scribner) argue over the rights of athletes to kneel during the performance of the national anthem at football games.

An ABC spokesperson confirmed that the network pulled the episode, saying there were “creative differences” with the producers:

“One of the things that has always made ‘Black-ish’ so special is how it deftly examines delicate social issues in a way that simultaneously entertains and educates,” an ABC spokesperson told Variety Friday. “However, on this episode there were creative differences we were unable to resolve.”

“Black-ish” is currently in its fourth season, receiving much critical acclaim. However, this particular episode will not air.