I have never been a big fan of an NFL football fan. I would rather chose college ball, but after I heard what Cowboys Owner, Jerry Jones, had to say to his players, I may just have a favorite pro team.
Jones is sick and tired of being disrespected by some professional football players like Colin Kaepernick. The team owner was very clear about the one he said to his players: If they are willing to kneel during the national anthem, then they should consider finding another team to play for.
As the Dallas Cowboys begin training camp, Owner Jerry Jones wants to make one thing very clear to his team before the 2017 NFL season begins.
If any of his players want to take a knee during the National Anthem, don’t expect to see them on the roster for much longer.
The Political Insider reports:
Following a game on September 11th, 2016, Jones expressed pride in his time for universally choosing to stand for the national anthem.
“I got to give a big pat on the back to our entire team, our coaching staff, our entire organization,” Jones said. “We strongly, strongly support the flag. In every way, we support — it’s almost ridiculous to be saying it — the people that for generations and generations have given it all up so we can get out here and show off in front of millions of people on television. We respect that so much. That’s the real business.”
Jones added, “The forum of the NFL and the forum on television is a very significant thing. I’m for it being used in every way we can to support the great, great contributors in our society and that’s people that have supported America, the flag, and there’s no reason not to go all out right there. For anybody to use parts of that visibility to do otherwise is really disappointing.”
Technically, the players have the right to kneel during the anthem as a form of protest, but so as the couch has the right to kick them off the team.