Eric Trump, like a bunch of Cowboys fans, are not happy this week.
The son of U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted Monday night that “Football is officially dead” after a tweet from the Washington Examiner said that Dallas Cowboys players have been given the “green light” to protest. Such reports came after defensive back Tyrone Crawford said the green light was “to feel however we’re feeling, express how we’re feeling and say whatever we need to say.”
No Dallas Cowboys player has knelt during the anthem in the four years since Colin Kaepernick first sparked a wave of protests against racial injustices and police brutality, so naturally, Cowboys fans raged on Twitter as well.
On Friday, while appearing on Dallas radio station 105.3 The Fan, Jones shifted his tone regarding players protesting during the national anthem and even urged fans to respect the fact that players’ opinions are diverse.
“That’s the great thing about America: Everybody has a difference,” Jones said. “If our players are there, they are sensitive to and respect what America is as it relates to the flag. I’ll assure you that. I’d hope that our fans — and I think they will — understand that our players have issues that they need help on. They need help from the majority of America.”