In a comedy skit to rival the old Laurel and Hardy black and white offerings, Dallas Cowboys coach Jerry Jones apparently thinks owning a team means owning the players.
And instead of improving relations between the NFL, the President and the players and respecting the original purpose for these protests, which is to bring attention and change to the epidemic of racial intolerance and police brutality, it seems as if owners are now more cocky, cuckoo and downright offensive as ever.
After all of the positive promise the protests showed -- despite the ignorance of people who are so inherently racist that they can’t get their heads out of their asses long enough to be sympathetic to years of oppression, disenfranchisement, violence and destruction perpetrated against people of color in this country -- the movement is moving in the wrong direction.
It’s a sad dynamic that was once again reinvigorated by Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence being instructed by the POTUS to leave an NFL game he was attending if he saw any niggas getting out of line...pardon my French, any players protesting.
JUST IN: VP Pence leaves Colts game in Indianapolis after several 49ers players kneel during National Anthem. https://t.co/KEPUJR8Avx
Shortly after the Cowboys' heartbreaking loss to the Packers on Sunday, team owner Jerry Jones was pissed off that his team lost a big game. So upset that he decided to punish his slaves...er um… players for not performing up to physical expectations for their master. That loss dishonored Jones among his exclusive clique of billionaire compadres and he had to do something to make the players pay.
Jones revealed that he won't tolerate players who refuse to stand for the national anthem. Jones told reporters that any player who disrespects the national anthem will not be allowed to play for the Dallas Cowboys.
Jerry Jones: "If there is anything disrespecting the flag, then we will not play. Period. We're going to respect the flag and I'm going to create the perception of it.
"If there is anything disrespecting the flag, then we will not play," he said, according to Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News. "Period. We're going to respect the flag and I'm going to create the perception of it."
Jones added that he believes standing for the anthem is a rule. He’s wrong, but when the power brokers of our society say something is fact then we must just accept it right?
"We cannot in anyway give the implication that we tolerate disrespecting the flag," Jones said, according to George. "We know that there is a serious debate in this country about those issues, but there is no question in my mind, that the [NFL] and the Dallas Cowboys are going to stand up for the flag.
"But let me be real, real clear: The thing that the National Football League needs to do and the Dallas Cowboys are going to do is stand for the flag. We're going to do that. It's the rules that are on the book in my opinion."
Jones doesn’t even want players putting up the Black Fist. He’s taking it back to 1968 with his oppression tactics.
Jones had this to say on two Cowboys players raising fists at end of national anthem: "I don’t know about that. But if there is anything that is disrespectful to the flag we will not play. You understand? If we are disrespecting the flag we won’t play. Period. We’re going to respect the flag."
Jones buys, sells, and owns NFL players, it's just another form of bondage. Until everyone has equal rights, slavery will always exist. https://t.co/G8sPp8FcJc
Jones had a couple of recent talks with Donald Trump and obviously an ole’ boys deal was cut to get these Black boys in line. During Rosewood, they just massacred us to keep us from prospering. The Destruction of Black Wall Street was a vicious execution of racism and oppression and attempted genocide. Now, they want to crush the spirits of Black America and the NFL players by threatening them into ignoring what is really important in this country.
Jones has had enough of this protesting and he's obviously tired of hearing about the true history of this country and how disgusting his ancestors have behaved on issues of racism. He’s retaking control of his workers and his black men and laying down the gauntlet in the name of our new America. In fact, any sign of support for the issues originally expressed in Colin Kaepernick's protests, including raising fists will be seen as adversarial to the franchise as a business.
Once again the life and death of the Black male has been minimized and marginalized to “protect” a flag that traditionally represented the oppression of minorities in this country,
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Jones cited his phone conversation with Trump, who told Jones about a supposed NFL policy that requires players to stand for the national anthem. Dudes are just making things up as they go along now in an attempt to continue the systematic racism that has gotten us to this point.
According to CBSsports.com, “Per FactCheck.org, NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy said that the manual encourages players to stand during the anthem. However, McCarthy told FactCheck.org that players are not required to stand for the anthem. That's coming from the league, which means if there is a rule requiring players to stand for the anthem, even the league doesn't know about it. It's apparently only a rule that Trump is familiar with.”
I said this before with the NBA players and I will say it again with the NFL players. All of the brothers have to take a knee. Colin Kaepernick’s reason for protesting is getting lost in the sauce. Those in control have managed to switch the narrative and are honesty tired of acting as if they care about what people of color feel about this country.
This is a pretty awesome photo of Colin Kaepernick.
So Jerry Jones has decided to quit playing around and let his players know that no matter what issue they are crusading for, he could give a damn. Just don't mess with his money or try to amass or flex some power on his time and his dime.
Jones’ comments are a sickening display of what’s wrong with this country, and the only way players will ever be taken seriously or respected as men and not controllable cattle will be to exercise the full extent of their power and let owners know that some things are more important than money - like the lives of Black men in this country.