Look, I have no problem with players protesting whatever they feel like protesting, I mean, this is America and they have the same first Amendment rights that I do, as well as every single American in this country does.
It all started on Friday, Sept. 22, when President Donald Trump told a rally in Alabama, "Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a b-- off the field right now. Out". After his tirade on Friday, only more players started to protest the anthem. They then stood as the anthem was sung.
But while Dallas dropped to its knees as a team, they all stood up for our National Anthem.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones received a ton of media attention on Monday night for joining his team in kneeling and locking arms before the singing of the national anthem.
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Jones was the only owner not to release a statement in response to Trump's comments but said Monday he wanted the team's "actions to speak louder than words".
On Sunday, dozens of players got on one knee during the anthem, along with teams who locked arms in a show of unity following the president's onslaught of criticism. Trump wrote, adding that "ratings for NFL footballare way down".
This Sunday, the Saints plan to kneel before the anthem then stand for it, quarterback Drew Brees says. As you probably know Jones was harsh in criticizing the players and teams that knelt during the anthem.
"We've always rallied together for good causes, and I just love it when they speak out because people listen when they speak", Jones said.
But I think what's lost is that [San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick] who isn't on an National Football League roster any more - what he started last August is still continuing today.