The October 8 Dallas Cowboys-Green Bay Packers game saw all the players on the sidelines standing for the national anthem, yet two Cowboys players could not resist throwing in a display of black supremacy.
In an article by Breitbart, it is reported that Damontre Moore and David Irving raised their right fists, an act carried out by blacks affiliated or sympathizing with a racist supremacist doctrine that would have white people drawn and quartered if they had carried it out.
Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones, spoke to the press after the game and expressed ignorance of the fist raising, but issued the following statement:
“If there’s anything that is disrespectful to the flag, then we will not play. OK? Understand? If we are disrespecting the flag, then we won’t play. Period. Period.”
Will Jones bench Moore and Irving? Will the same man who took a knee with his team last week be the same one who takes a stand for American pride?
Jones may have inadvertently let it slip that he was not totally committed to cracking down on disrespectful players.
“We’re going to respect the flag, and I’m going to create the perception of it.”
Politics is the art of masterfully wielding perception to meet a policy or agenda end. Jones’ end seems to be to wait out what he thinks is a passing storm by walking down the middle of the road.
The NFL may enable Jones to waffle on going after kneelers thanks to the rules it has crafted.
Breitbart writes that, “The NFL’s game operations manual says ‘all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem.’
“The rule also states, ‘Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.’”
Nowhere in the rules does it say players must stand for the anthem. So we will wait to see what Jones decides to do.