This is a teachable moment about not believing every meme you see on Facebook. How many of you shared the alleged quote that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones would fire any player who took a knee?
Because look who took a knee yesterday.
Cowboys, including owner Jerry Jones, take a knee before national anthem tonight. Boos heard in crowd. pic.twitter.com/UpZUedLgaG
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 26, 2017
And got booed for it.
— NFL (@NFL) September 26, 2017
Here’s where the debate and the overreaction to Trump gets stupid. Less than a month ago? Cowboys QB Dak Prescott said he was opposed to taking a knee. And remember the Dallas police officers who were assassinated (see Dallas Police Chief Perfectly Challenges Protestors: ‘Become the solution…’ and Dallas Police Chief: ‘A coward will not change our democracy…’)? The Cowboys wanted to wear a decal on their helmet in memory of them. And were told they couldn’t by the league. Apparently the NFL only supports freedom of expression in certain situations.
The players are no longer taking a knee to speak out on racial justice. They’re only genuflecting before their SJW overlords.
Is this the end of football? Or just the beginning of the eventual end? Sound off in the comments.