Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Says Any Player who is ‘Disrespectful to the Flag’ Won’t be Allowed to Play … Hmm, Raising Your Fist Isn’t Disrespectful?
WE WILL BELIEVE IT WHEN WE SEE IT …
Dallas Cowboy’s owner Jerry Jones stated Sunday that any of his players who disrespect the flag during the national anthem won’t play in games. Jones appears to be the first NFL owner to publicly make a stand about disciplining players who kneel during the anthem. Well I guess if you are America’s team, one might want to stand during the anthem. However, I guess it’s all how you define disrespect the flag, now isn’t it? Jones as asked about Cowboys defensive linemen Damontre’ Moore and David Irving who both raised their fists at the conclusion of the anthem. He conveniently claimed to know nothing of that. Really Jerry? Moore and Irving acknowledged after the game raising their fists at the conclusion of Sunday’s anthem. Moore stated he wasn’t disrespecting the flag, he has done it all year and he has a lot of family members with military background. Wow, another brain surgeon playing football. Gee Mr. Moore, what do you think you were doing it, honoring the flag by your actions? And the fact that you have been doing it all year is exactly why your owner has stated, NO MORE. So Jerry Jones, the ball is in your court, you going to suspend players like this? What would you define as a fist raised in the air to mean following the singing of the National anthem? Sorry, hardly patriotic.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Sunday that any of his players who disrespect the flag during the national anthem won’t play in games.
Jones is the first NFL owner to publicly make a stand about disciplining players who kneel during the anthem. Jones didn’t specify what kind of other demonstration he would consider disrespectful.
Cowboys defensive linemen Damontre’ Moore and David Irving stood alongside teammates during the national anthem before Sunday’s home game against Green Bay at AT&T Stadium. At the conclusion of the anthem, the two players raised their fists.
“I don’t know about that. But if there is anything that is disrespectful to the flag then we will not play,” Jones said after the Cowboys’ 35-31 loss. “You understand? If we are disrespecting the flag then we won’t play. Period.
“We’re going to respect the flag, and I’m going to create the perception of it. And we have.”
Jones addressed the media for 22 minutes after the game. He spent the final seven minutes talking about how he’s adamant that Cowboys and other NFL players should stand for the national anthem in the wake of dozens of players around the league kneeling the first five weeks of the season.