Michael Wilbon Compares Jerry Jones To A Slave Owner (VIDEO)
At this rate, everybody on the ESPN line-up will be joining Jemele Hill for her two-week suspension.
On Monday’s edition of ‘Pardon The Interruption,’ co-host Michael Wilbon blasted Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, comparing him to a slave owner for his response to national anthem protests around the league.
“The word that comes to my mind, and I don’t care who doesn’t like me using it, is ‘plantation,’” ESPN commentator Michael Wilbon said Monday. “The players are here to serve me, they will do what I want no matter how much I pay them. They are not equal to me. That’s what this says to me and to mine.”
Over the weekend, Jones threatened to bench any of his players who dared to disrespect the anthem and flag by kneeling or even raising a fist.
Two weeks ago, the Dallas Cowboys owner came out to the field arm-in-arm with his players and proceeded to kneel just before the start of the anthem. He’d eventually rise to his feet before it actually started playing.
President Donald Trump has since congratulated his friend on the Anthem threat.
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