Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys NFL team, has recently voiced his opinion on the growing controversy about the anthem protests. Jones is a well-known patriot who doesn’t approve of the players’ behavior, and has publicly criticized all the players who take the knee during the “Star-Spangled Banner”.
Even the Cowboys coach thinks the same – the National Anthem and the American flag are sacred and should be respected. On Tuesday morning, Jones spoke his mind on a radio interview. “I just feel so strongly that the act of recognizing the flag is a salute to our country and all of the people that have sacrificed so that we can have the liberties we have. I feel very strongly that everyone should save that moment for the recognition of the flag in a positive way, so I like the way the Cowboys do it,” he said during an interview on KRLD-FM.
Right now, millions of Americans are waiting to see if any Cowboy players takes the knee during the anthem. Jones has previously said that the Dallas Cowboys respect the flag, and it’s really interesting to see if his players will support his words. Jones has made it clear that none of the players would play in a Cowboy jersey if they take the knee during the anthem, and so far, none has dared to do it.
The kneeling protest was started last season when 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided to sit and then kneel during the National Anthem as a way of protesting police brutality and social injustice. Hundreds of players followed suite, and the protest is now under a lot of heat from some media stations and even president Donald Trump himself. Trump is not a fan of the protests, and even called the players “sons of bitches” during one rally. It remains to be seen if the piling pressure on the players will result in a ban from the league.
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