Shannon Sharpe Ethers Hue Jackson For Saying He Hopes Centuries of Racism Gets “Ironed Out” (VIDEO)
With the recent protest of the National Anthem from Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch and Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett over the weekend, fans and everyone involved with the league are on edge for the second consecutive year. Emotions are high once again, and this time it has a lot to do with Kaepernick being blackballed out of the league because of his protests from last season.
Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson made it clear recently that he hopes none of his players take part in a protest of the flag because it means a lot to him. He also said it would be a distraction to the team that’s coming off a 1-15 record from last year.
“I think everybody has a right to do, and I get it, but the National Anthem means a lot to myself personally, the organization and our football team,” Jackson said, per Dan Labbe of Cleveland.com. “I hope — again I can’t speak, I haven’t really talked to our team about it — I would hope that we don’t have those issues.”
“I understand there is a lot going on in the world. I like to just keep it here. What we deal with, we try to deal with as a team in our closed environment. We talk about things,” he said. “Hopefully, that won’t happen. I can’t tell you it won’t happen, but I just know our guys, and I don’t think that is where our focus is. We hope the things that are going on in the world get ironed out, but I know right now we are doing everything we can to get our football team better.”
On Tuesday’s edition of the ‘Undisputed’ on FS1, Shannon Sharpe was not in a good mood after hearing these comments. He proceeded to ether Hue Jackson for his statement.
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