Yikes! The NFL is just digging its own grave at this point.
These anthem-protesters have become the league’s biggest headache because they will unequivocally lead to their demise if they don’t do something to rectify the problem soon. They’re losing fans at such a rapid rate that any business would plummet under the same approach.
And one NFL quarterback agrees the league has a problem and just shut down these anthem-protesters with six words.
The NFL backhandedly attempted to fix the anthem protests problem by implementing a ban on kneeling during the National Anthem.
And then the Associated Press got their hands on an amendment to the Miami Dolphins’ policy that revealed they planned to suspend anthem-protesters up to four games for violating it.
Of course, liberals became irate that an NFL franchise would have such a “strict” policy against these spoiled multimillionaire anti-American athletes. And that’s when the NFL and the NFL Players Association decided to freeze the new rule because of the liberal backlash.
But Dallas Cowboys Jerry Jones thumbed his nose at them and declared all of his players will stand with their “toe on the line.” And that’s when his quarterback, Dak Prescott, agreed with Jones’ statement by saying, “I’d never protest during the anthem.”
The rising star quarterback said during his first appearance with reporters at training camp, “Whether I was wearing the star or not, whether I was playing for Jerry Jones, Stephen Jones or any other owner, I believe in what I believe in and that’s that.”
It’s important that he mentioned Jerry Jones and his son, Stephen Jones because if he didn’t then liberals would probably assume that he was being strong-armed into saying this or even racistly refer to him as an “Uncle Tom.”
Those liberal critics couldn’t possibly fathom that an African American athlete would actually want to stand for the flag and honor our great country. And they’ll label Prescott as an enemy of the anthem-kneeling movement because they’ll claim that he’s unpatriotic. But we all know it’s the opposite.
Prescott continued, “I’d never protest during the anthem, and I don’t think that’s the time or the venue to do so. We know about social injustice. I’m up for taking a next step, whatever that step may be for action and not just kneeling.”
Again, this harkens back to the point that none of these fans that are boycotting the NFL over these protests care what these athletes do in their spare time to affect social change and donate to their communities. That should be encouraged.
Just don’t disrespect the American flag during the National Anthem. This should be that simple for them to understand but it just goes way over their heads for some reason.
Stephen Jones echoed this same sentiment during a radio interview on KTCK 97.5, “We certainly are supportive of them when they have their personal issues or their personal things that they want to pursue. And we’ll help them pursue them on Tuesdays. But when you’re wearing the Dallas Cowboy uniform and a Dallas Cowboy helmet and you’re working for the Dallas Cowboys, you check the ‘I’ and the ‘me’ at the door, and you’re a part of a team.”
“Part of a team,” is the most important part.
Isn’t that kind of what the American flag symbolizes too? That we’re all in this together? Don’t we all play for the same team?
So when these players kneel it’s sending the opposite message.
But word has it that the NFL is livid with the Joneses for ignoring the agreement to put the new rule on hold.
Go figure that America’s team is leading the charge and sending a message to the rest of the owners that this kind of unpatriotic behavior is unacceptable in the United States of America.