Regular readers of this blog know I'm no a fan of the NFL. I'm a mild manner transplanted Southern Lady....... that is until College Football season starts. But I do have a new found respect for the Dallas Cowboys Organization and their owner Jerry Jones. Jones has done what I hope becomes a trend in the NFL and showed some backbone by standing up to members of the over-payed modern day minstrel sideshow known as the NFL by announcing if you kneel for the National Anthem, you won't be wearing a Cowboy Star.
From Eagle Rising:
"Jones is fed up with the disrespect being shown by some professional football players, such as Colin Kaepernick. The team owner decided to make one thing very clear to his players: If they so much as thought about kneeling during the national anthem, then they could find 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. 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. 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. 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.”Do players have the right to kneel during the anthem as a form of protest? Yes. However, that does not mean the team owner or coach doesn’t have the right to rid the team of their ungrateful ass if they do so. And they should!
Thank You MJA for the Linkage!