Jerry Jones Reportedly Told His Players They WILL Stand For The Anthem On 9/11
After San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick sat and then kneeled during the playing of the National Anthem, multiple players around the league have joined him in his protest, whether it’s kneeling or putting a fist in the air.
On Sunday, four Miami Dolphins players, including RB Arian Foster, elected to kneel during the anthem ahead of their game on 9/11 against the Seahawks, and team owner Stephen Ross stated he was 100% behind his players because it gets a much needed conversation started.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wasn’t going to allow his players to disrespect 9/11 or the flag in his building and reportedly had this to say before Sunday’s game against the New York Giants:
““REGARDLESS OF YOUR PERSONAL OPINIONS, THIS IS A SACRED DAY THAT WE RECOGNIZE THE SACRIFICE AND PAIN THAT SO MANY HAVE ENDURED. WHEN THE NATIONAL ANTHEM IS PLAYED BY A LONE TRUMPET PLAYER IN A FEW MINUTES YOU WILL STAND AND YOU WILL PUT YOUR HAND OVER YOUR HEARTS.” JERRY WAITED A SECOND AND MADE EYE CONTACT WITH SEVERAL PLAYERS TO MAKE SURE HIS WORDS HAD SUNK IN. HE KNEW HE HAD THERE UNDIVIDED ATTENTION AND PROCEEDED. “YOU GENTLEMEN ARE WORLD CLASS ATHLETES, BUT YOU ARE ALSO ACTORS. YOU PERFORM ON A STAGE THAT IS 100 YARDS LONG. TODAY, YOU PLAY THE ROLE OF A PATRIOTIC SUPER HERO. YOU WILL PLAY THIS ROLE WELL BECAUSE YOU KNOW THAT MILLIONS OF CHILDREN WILL BE WATCHING AND LOOKING AT YOUR EXAMPLE.” THEN HIS INNER FIRE STARTED TO SHINE THROUGH AS HE SAID QUIETLY “BUT MOST OF ALL I WANT YOU TO REMEMBER, YOU ARE THE ACTORS, BUT THIS IS MY STAGE AND YOU WILL PLAY THE ROLE I TELL YOU TO.”