GLENDALE, ARIZONA — Nice attempt to appease both sides, but it’s not the same, Jerry Jones. Slick though. Check out the details here.
According to USA Today, in the last game of the NFL’s Week 3 schedule, the Dallas Cowboys faced off against the Arizona Cardinals.
The fact that the Cowboys &Jerry Jones kneeled BEFORE that anthem & white supremacists are STILL angry, proves this was NEVER about the flag
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) September 26, 2017
The source reports that the contest “featured another form of protest three days after President Trump called for league players to be fired for such displays.”
However, in case you’ve not been paying attention, this “form of protest” has been happening since Colin Kaepernick took a knee ALONE — and even before then with other players in different leagues.
SEEMS LIKE PEOPLE ARE PROTESTING DONALD TRUMP RATHER THAN SOCIAL INJUSTICE
Nevertheless, Cowboys players and staff members stepped midfield and interlocked arms briefly, before the “Star Spangled Banner” began and the American flag was unfurled.
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) September 26, 2017
Yet, just before usual ceremonies started, they got up and went to the sideline.
Once there, players and coaches — along with Jerry Jones — stood together on their sideline as the anthem was performed.
The New York Times specifies as follows.
“By the time the pop star Jordin Sparks had begun singing the anthem, Mr. Jones and his team’s players had moved to the sideline and were standing with linked arms. The crowd, which had booed as the Cowboys were kneeling, let out some loud cheers at various points during the song.”
According to the source, ESPN also reported that — days before the game — Dallas and Arizona players had discussed the possibility of a joint demonstration.
HOWEVER, AS CAN BE SEEN, THOSE PLANS FAILED
Before this particular pre-game demonstration, Cowboys players hadn’t participated in any sort of anthem protest for fear of being fired by Jerry Jones.
— Victor Lipman (@VictorLipman1) September 26, 2017
In an interview with Fox Business, Jerry had this to say last week.
“I do not think the place to express yourself in society is as we recognize the American flag. So that’s not the place to do anything other than honor the flag and everybody that’s given up a little bit for it.”
Yet, in defiance of Trump’s rhetoric against the league, the Cowboys made the decision to make a statement as a team.
— Mia Moore (@Miaa_Mooree) September 26, 2017
As Tariq mentioned in his tweet, this goes to show that it was never about the anthem or the flag.
White racists know EXACTLY what this is about, and that’s what they hate.
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