Dallas Cowboys Owner Just Clapped Back at Donald Trump Over His Politicization of the NFL's Anthem Policy
President Donald Trump has long vilified NFL players taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem in protest of the disenfranchisement of black Americans, but now even Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones thinks Trump's interest in the issue has gone too far. It's surprising, considering that Jones not only supports a ban on kneeling or even staying in the locker room. Jones also said that the Cowboys would maintain ties with Papa John's despite the founder's use of a racial slur.
The Dallas Cowboys owner spoke out against Trump's continued hostility toward the players:
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As NFL Owners Distance Themselves From the New Anthem Policy, a New Story Emerges About How the Policy Came About
The National Football League (NFL) announced a new policy Wednesday regarding player protests during the national anthem: stay in the locker room, stand, or be fined. But now it looks like the owners never officially voted for the policy after all.
“Clearly our objective as a league and to all 32 clubs, which was unanimous, is that we want people to be respectful of the national anthem,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said during the NFL's announcement. Both President Donald Trump and Vice President Pence applauded the move by the NFL.
Today's New York Daily News Cover Is a Powerful Reminder of What Players Who Kneel During the Anthem Are Actually Protesting
Tamir Rice, Eric Harris, Freddie Gray, Eric Garner, John Crawford, Philando Castile, William Chapman, Stephon Clark, Terence Crutcher, Keith Scott, Amidou Diallo, Ramarley Graham, Sam DuBose, Walter Scott, Sandra Bland, Akai Gurley
These are the 16 names that appear on the cover of Thursday's New York Daily News along with the silhouette of someone taking a knee over a backdrop of the American flag. The headline reads, "NFL DISHONORS THE FLAG."
Donald Trump Has a New Solution for Players Who Kneel During the Anthem, and It Sure Sounds Like What He Wants to Do to MS-13
President Donald Trump praised the NFL after its owners unanimously approved a new national anthem policy that would require players to stand if they are on the field during the performance. He also suggested that perhaps players who refuse to stand for the anthem “shouldn’t be in the country.”
"You have to stand proudly for the National Anthem and the NFL owners did the right thing if that's what they've done," Trump said in an interview with Fox News that aired earlier this morning.
The NFL's New Anthem Policy Sounds Like It Was Written by Trump, and the Players' Union Just Clapped Back
NFL owners have unanimously approved a new national anthem policy that would require players to stand if they are on the field during the performance. If the players do not stand, their team will face fines.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement that the policy was approved "in concert with the NFL's ongoing commitment to local communities and our country."
Super Bowl LII will no doubt go down as one of the greatest Super Bowls of all time. It may even be known as one of the greatest football games of all time, period. Both teams combined for 1,152 yards, which was not only a playoff record but an NFL record. Both teams combined to punt the ball just once.
New England Patriots quarterback (and living legend) Tom Brady threw for a Super Bowl record 505 yards. He also became the first quarterback ever to top 10,000 career postseason passing yards.