Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said after his team’s loss Sunday to the Green Bay Packers that he expects his players to stand for the anthem without expressions of protest.
“If we are disrespecting the flag, then we won’t play. Period. Period,” Jones told reporters (via the Dallas Morning News). “We’re going to respect the flag.”
“We cannot in the NFL, in any way, give the implication that we tolerate disrespecting the flag,” he added. “We cannot do that.”
Jones said he did not see two Cowboys players, Damontre Moore and David Irving, raise their fists as the anthem concluded Sunday. When apprised of that, he said that while “we as a team are very much on the page together,” players and coaches will “under no circumstances” fail to “stand and recognize and honor the flag.”
The owner made reference to Vice President Mike Pence saying he left the 49ers-Colts game earlier Sunday in Indianapolis because of protests by players during the anthem.
“I’m saying our vice president of the United States, if in his opinion there’s disrespect of the flag, then he should . . . express himself however he wants to,” Jones said. “He’s got rights, too. So however he wants to do it – he felt that not standing for the flag is disrespectful. I do, too.”
The NFL Players Association released a statement Sunday that its members “are union members and part of the labor movement that has woven the fabric of America for generations,” adding, “Our men and their families are also conscientious Americans who continue to be forces for good through our communities and some have decided to use their platform to peacefully raise awareness to issues that deserve attention.
“It is a source of enormous pride that some of the best conversations about these issues have taken place in our locker rooms in a respectful, civil and thoughtful way that should serve as a model for how all of us can communicate with each other,” the NFLPA continued. “We should not stifle these discussions and cannot allow our rights to become subservient to the very opinions our Constitution protects. That is what makes us the land of the free and home of the brave.”
(c) 2017, The Washington Post · Mark Maske, Des Bieler
Thank you for posting the above picture of that fake phony fraud, Jerry Jones. What a stinking hypocrite! Just last week he knelt with those thugs on his team. It’s ugly people like Jerry Jones who are a blemish on this country. He couldn’t care less about this Country. All he cares about is his money and wealth. He’s lucky he won’t have to pay reparations.
If they lose 31% of fans, he had no choice. Hopefully those fans that left will leave for good to teach them a lesson.
He gives money to conservative political causes and veterans organizations, and obviously cares very much about this country. He knelt before the anthem and made everyone stand for the anthem so his team shouldn’t fight one another. He then admitted it was a mistake. He made multiple statements forbidding everyone on his team from kneeling this year and last year, and is one of the only if not the only owner to do so. He took a lot of flak for it and it was very unpopular among the NFL but he did it anyway because he genuinely cares.
This is a goyishe picture very disappointed with Matzav these pigs do aveiras the whole day and u post this on matzav with pictures of gedolay hador?if anyone cld give me an explanation on why matzav does this it would be appreciated so I cld explain it to my kid who asked this question.ty
what is your kid doing on these kailim. even if its with hechsher, kids who should be inlernen have no busness to look on these kailim!!
that picture was taken right before the anthem for which they all stood up
It’s a fact viewed by tens of thousands of people.