Dallas Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones said Sunday night that any players on his team who “disrespect” the American flag will not play. “If there's anything that is disrespectful to the flag, then we will not play,” he emphasized, after the team’s 35-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers. ,,,, Two weeks ago, Jones prominently joined the Cowboys’ players and coaches in locking arms and taking a knee before the anthem. “We as a team are very much on the page together,” Jones said Sunday. “We made our expression. I’m very supportive of the team, but under no circumstances will the Dallas Cowboys—I don’t care what happens—under no circumstances will we as an organization, coaches, players, not support and stand and recognize and honor the flag. Period.”So if the major players refused to stand, would Jones just forfeit the game, or go Kaepernick on 'em? Or does he want to pick a fight with the player's union?
Our statement was originally intended for the protest by the VP in Indianapolis but can serve for many situations: https://t.co/5nlbHlWYq4 pic.twitter.com/IARUXcW9od— George Atallah (@GeorgeAtallah) October 9, 2017
OTOH, is this really a hill football players want to die on? Sympathetic as I am to the players who kneel, this whole controversy has been stirred up by Trump. Is it really a point of pride to keep thumbing your nose at him, because more and more, that's what this "protest" is becoming about.