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Dallas Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones seems to share the identical opinion as President Donald Trump in terms of kneeling through the “Star-Spangled Banner” and displaying respect for the American flag.
Jones said emphatically following the Cowboys’ heartbreaking loss to the Inexperienced Bay Packers that his group won’t tolerate any disrespect of the flag.
“We can’t in anyway give the implication that we tolerate disrespecting the flag,” Jones advised Brandon George of The Dallas Morning Information. “We all know that there’s a critical debate on this nation about these points, however there isn’t a query in my thoughts, that the (NFL) and the Dallas Cowboys are going to face up for the flag.”
“However let me be actual, actual clear the factor that the Nationwide Soccer League must do and the Dallas Cowboys are going to do is stand for the flag. We’re going to try this. It’s the principles which are on the e-book for my part,” Jones added.
Taking a knee can be thought-about as disrespectful in Jones’ estimation, in accordance with Mike Finger of the San Antonio Categorical-Information.
Jones led the Cowboys in a staff-broad kneel in linked arms earlier than the nationwide anthem in Week three, then stood for the music itself. That call was reached shortly after Trump referred to as for NFL house owners to fireside any “son of a bitch” that knelt in the course of the anthem throughout a Republican senate rally in late-September.
Reviews instructed that some Cowboys needed to protest, which led to a passionate, workforce-vast dialogue that determined their demonstration for Week three. No Cowboy has knelt since, though two gamers did increase their fists after the anthem on Sunday.
Jones says he was unaware of these actions, however he made it crystal clear to his gamers and employees as to the place the proprietor stands.
“I don’t find out about that,” Jones stated. “But when there’s something that’s disrespectful to the flag we won’t play. You perceive? If we’re disrespecting the flag we gained’t play. Interval. We’re going to respect the flag.”
Jones additionally revealed that he shared a current telephone name with Trump, whose marketing campaign he personally donated one million in the direction of through the 2016 presidential election, by which the President stated this “might have all been resolved.”