Don't expect to see any Cowboys players kneeling during the national anthem anymore.
ESPN's "Pardon the Interruption" host Michael Wilbon compared Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to a slaveowner after Jones all but banned players from protesting during the national anthem. Coaches were reportedly at that meeting and told players that they should take their issues to Jones directly. Understand? We will not. if we are disrespecting the flag, then we will not play.More news: Spain can stop Catalan independence: PM Mariano Rajoy
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After President Trump called kneeling NFL players "sons of bitches", the reaction across the league was swift and uniform.
The Cowboys have a bye this week but will return to action October 22 against the 49ers. According to multiple reports, Jones met with players to discuss his stance and most players still in the locker room after the meeting told reporters they had no comment, although, per Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, cornerback Orlando Scandrick did pull out a pair of pink cleats for breast cancer awareness to note "they are allowed support". In the past, those protections have only protected people from being punished for belonging to certain political parties but a creative lawyer might try to argue it covers protesting football players, too, he said. "That's not why they're kneeling, but if it were, that would be something that would clearly be a protected activity". Not to mention this just get back for her telling the truth about Trump which is also wack because "To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public".
On Tuesday, Trump said on Twitter that federal tax laws should be changed to punish teams that do not punish players for such protests. "I don't want there to be any misunderstanding as to where I want the personnel of the Cowboys to be when we're at the No. 1 workplace we have, which is the field and the sideline on game day". On Sunday, Vice-President Mike Pence left Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis early after around half a dozen 49ers players knelt during the anthem. And commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to teams on Tuesday reiterating the language.