Donald Trump Praises Jerry Jones For Threatening Players Who Disrespect Anthem & Flag
On Sunday, Dallas Cowboys Jerry Jones made it clear to reporters that any of his players on the roster that kneel or takes part in any type of protest during the Anthem will be benched and won’t play in the game at all.
He became the first owner to implement such a rule, but certainly not the last.
“If there’s anything that is disrespectful to the flag, then we will not play. Smith also said that “no player is disrespecting our country or our flag” by protesting during the national anthem.
During Monday Night Football, his friend and President Donald Trump took to Twitter and praised Jones for threatening his players an forcing them to bring an end to the kneeling.
A big salute to Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, who will BENCH players who disrespect our Flag.”Stand for Anthem or sit for game!”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2017