Last week Jerry Jones, made national headlines when he issued his policy on standing for the National Anthem.
Jones said, “you stand at the Anthem, toe on the line.”
Harsh criticism ensued.
It didn’t take long for the protesters to go on the defensive. A 49’ers player attacks Jerry. Then the Cowboy’s quarterback is attacked by an award-winning sports journalist from the New York Daily News.
First, Jerry is maligned for his strong stance on standing for the Anthem!
USA Today reports Sherman, “…spares no words in expressing his disgust for Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who has declared that, regardless of policy, he will require Cowboys players to stand at attention without respect to any possible protests.”
“The owner of the Dallas Cowboys, with the old plantation mentality,” Sherman said of Jones. “What did you expect?,” he tells USA Today.
Then KARMA happens when Sherman is embarrassed by Goodwin during the first practice of the season!
— Rob Lowder (@Rob_Lowder) July 29, 2018
Jerry wasn’t the only one attacked. Dak is next!
Cowboy’s quarterback, Dak Prescott also went under fire from Carron Phillips, New York Daily News columnist, who calls Dak a “lemonade serving house negro.”
See tweet below.
This meeting/statement means nothing when Jerry Jones, who owns “America’s Team,” has drawn a line in the sand and Dak Prescott is out here basically saying he’s happy being a lemonade serving house negro. https://t.co/0NtE8c4oiy
— Carron J. Phillips (@carronJphillips) July 27, 2018
And in a brilliant rebuttal, Dak appears to understand the big picture of what is going on with the Anthem kneeling situation.
NBC Sports interviews Dak:
“I’d never protest during anthem, and I don’t think that’s the time or the venue to do so,” Prescott said. “The game of football has always brought me such a peace, and I think it does the same for a lot of people – a lot of people playing the game, a lot of people watching the game, a lot of people that have any impact of the game,” NBC Sports reports.
“So when you bring such a controversy to the stadium, to the field, to the game, it takes away . . . from that. It takes away from the joy and the love that football brings a lot of people. For me, I’m all about making a chance and making a difference.
“I think this whole kneeling, and all of that, was all about just raising awareness, and the fact that we’re still talking about social injustice years later, I think we’ve gotten to that point. I think we’ve proved it. We know about social injustice. I’m up for taking a next step, whatever that step may be for action and not just kneeling. I’ve always believed in standing up for what I believe in, and that’s what I’m going to continue to do,” Dak tells NBC. (Continued below.)
“I respect what all those guys believe in,” Prescott said. “If they believe it’s going to make a change, and it’s making a difference, then power to them. But for me, I think it’s about [taking] action. It’s not about taking a knee. It’s not necessarily about standing. We can find a different place to make our country better.
“Obviously as I said, I’m not naïve. I’m very aware of the social injustice we have going on, but I’m about the actions we can do to fix it rather than the silent protest.” – NBC Sports