Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem protests have invigorated anti-American social justice warriors.
Leftists have lionized Kaepernick (he’s literally in the Smithsonian) and has forced others to chime in on his “plight.”
Many athletes have simply towed the line of political correctness, but Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowl Quarterback Dak Prescott truly spoke his mind.
Prescott expressed his pride and gratitude in America.
From the Inquisitr:
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott weighed in on the ongoing symbolic protest by some National Football League players who take a knee when the national anthem is played in pre-game ceremonies.
As an example of the interest in this issue among sports journalists, a Yahoo Sports reporter asked Dak Prescott whether he would consider participating in the national anthem protest, the Dallas Morning News detailed.
The second-year star responded as follows.
“No, not at all. I mean, it’s bigger than I think some of us think. It’s just important for me to go out there, hand over my heart, represent our country, and just be thankful and not take anything I’ve been given and my freedom for granted.”
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is on record as saying that he strongly prefers players to honor the U.S. flag but apparently has never ordered his players to observe any particular form of behavior during the anthem ceremony.
In a discussion of Prescott’s remarks on the Fox Sports 1 program Speak for Yourself, panelist Eric Davis seemed to suggest that the reporter’s question is the type of distraction that Kaepernick poses to an NFL team, even without signing with one.
Speak for Yourself co-host Jason Whitlock, a longtime dissenter about the Kaepernick protest, indicated in the clip embedded below that he wasn’t surprised by Dak Prescott’s comments.
“Eventually the silent majority does get the courage to speak up, and I think if you went around the league, most guys are blessed enough to make it to the NFL, blessed enough to take care of their families because they’re in the NFL, are very appreciative of America and the opportunities that are presented here in America, and most guys [think] ‘hey, there are problems here in America, but I don’t need to address them during the national anthem while I’m in uniform, while I’m playing in a league that has blessed me…’ And so I think common sense eventually will rule. I think there has been a loud vocal minority that have tried to shame everybody…we all have to sit around and pretend that America is this evil place, and as a black person you have no chance. That’s not true to my experience, wasn’t true to my father’s experience, my mother, my brothers. I can’t tell a lie. America is not perfect, but you’re not going to get me to take a dump on America…”
@WhitlockJason: Dak Prescott is one of the many NFL players who are proud to be an American, although there are problems here. https://t.co/RJWbleJhDv
With views that seldom fit into either the left or right paradigm, Whitlock is a vocal critic of what he considers the intrusion of progressive ideology into sports culture.
As Whitlock points out, the vocal minority is the loudest, but others likely feel the same way Dak Prescott does.
Instead of protesting the anthem, Green Bay Packers Defensive Back Ha Ha Clinton-Dix honored slain police officers by writing their names on his cleats.
That gesture went widely unnoticed because it’s considered heterodoxy by the progressives in the mainstream media who control the narrative.
Perhaps more like Prescott will feel free to speak up now.