Ironically, just a few weeks ago, Jerry Jones – owner and president of the Dallas Cowboys – caved to political correctness and took a knee with his players prior to the national anthem. Now he has decided to have a change of heart and has made it clear what can be can expected from the team going forward.
On September 25, during a game against the Arizona Cardinals, the entire Cowboys team, which included Jones and his family, stepped out onto the field and knelt before the National Anthem began playing. They were met by fans in the Cardinals stadium who then greeted them with more than appropriate boos for disrespecting the anthem, the flag, and most of all, our country.
In a twist of fate, Jones has apparently come to the realization that the American people will not support a league or team that endorse actions that disrespect our nation and its symbols of freedom.
Fox News stated that Jones made it very clear on Sunday that any player on his team who disrespects the flag and anthem will not play.
Jones’ change of heart came after he was asked about Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence and their decision to leave the Indianapolis Colts game on Sunday after several San Francisco 49ers players knelt during the anthem.
After a recent loss to the Green Bay Packers, Jones stated:
“I know this, we cannot … in the NFL in any way give the implication that we tolerate disrespecting the flag. We know that there is a serious debate in this country about those issues, but there is no question in my mind that the National Football League and the Dallas Cowboys are going to stand up for the flag. So we’re clear.”
Finally it seems, that after Americans everywhere have been expressing that they are beyond sick and tired of these NFL players protesting our national anthem, someone has gotten the message.
“There is no room here if it comes between looking non-supportive of our players and of each other or creating the impression that you’re disrespecting the flag, we will be non-supportive of each other,” Jones said.
“We will not disrespect the flag.”
After being asked about the player who raised a fist into the air during the Packers game Jones stated:
“I don’t know about that,” Jones said. “But if there’s anything that is disrespectful to the flag, then we will not play. OK? Understand? If we are disrespecting the flag, then we won’t play. Period.”
The real question here is, can the NFL change their ways, and if they do, is it too late for them to recover? I mean it is more than obvious that insulting our flag and anthem is bad for business.
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