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Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones: Players Cannot Disrespect Flag

On Sept. 25, 2017, a Dallas Cowboys, led by owners Jerry Jones, center, took a knee before to a inhabitant anthem before an NFL football diversion opposite a Arizona Cardinals, in Glendale, Ariz. Now he says players who “disrespect a flag” won’t play.

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On Sept. 25, 2017, a Dallas Cowboys, led by owners Jerry Jones, center, took a knee before to a inhabitant anthem before an NFL football diversion opposite a Arizona Cardinals, in Glendale, Ariz. Now he says players who “disrespect a flag” won’t play.

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Two weeks ago he sealed arms and knelt with his players during a inhabitant anthem, though now Dallas Cowboys owners Jerry Jones says players who “disrespect a flag,” won’t take a field.

“…If there is anything that is unpleasant to a dwindle afterwards we will not play,” Jones pronounced Sunday night, according to The Dallas Morning News. “You understand? If we are disrespecting a dwindle afterwards we won’t play. Period.” Jones did not mention what he meant by disrespect.

The players’ kinship responded on Monday, with executive executive DeMaurice Smith observant Jones’ comments contradicted those of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

“I demeanour brazen to a day when everybody in government can combine and truly welcome and clear what a dwindle stands for, autocracy and probity for all, instead of some of them only articulate about standing. We demeanour brazen to stability a talks with them on this really issue.”

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Last deteriorate San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started kneeling during a inhabitant anthem to critique of military shootings of people in a black community. His actions drew widespread critique that he was anti-American. Kaepernick, now a giveaway agent, has nonetheless to be picked adult by another team.

Other players assimilated him in holding a knee, and late final month during a debate in Alabama President Trump pronounced that owners should glow a players who protest, igniting a inhabitant firestorm.

On Monday night, Trump tweeted support for Jones:

ESPN’s Jemele Hill responded to Jones’ matter with several tweets suggesting fans criticism a team’s advertisers.

The sports network responded with a two-week cessation for Hill, job it a second defilement of a company’s amicable media guidelines. Last month a network pronounced that tweets Hill done job Trump a white supremacist were inappropriate.