I can’t stand Jerry Jones. I’m not even a huge Cowboys fan, and no man has done more to ruin football in Dallas than the money-obsessed Jones. (Just Google “Jerry Jones ruined Dallas” and you’ll see what I mean.)
However, a money-obsessed NFL owner understands that football in America means America must be respected. He understands that his money is at risk when the NFL becomes hostage to liberal political social justice warriors, commies and pinkos.
Jones knows where his bread is buttered.
“You will stand for the National Anthem, or your ass will be off this team.” While Jones probably didn’t say it, I’m fairly sure he agrees with the sentiment.
And that’s really the message all NFL players need to hear on every team in the league.
Last year, Jones told CBS Radio’s 105.3 The Fan:
“The forum of the NFL and the forum on television is a very significant thing” said Jones. “I’m for it being used, in every way we can, to support the great contributors in our society – that is people that have supported America, and the flag.”
Players’ personal opinions about the flag are irrelevant. Standing for the anthem is part of their job. Jones is their boss–they can do as he tells them or find another job.
“We strongly support the flag in every way — and the people that for generations have given it all up so that we can get out here” said Jones. “We respect that so much.”
There’s no room for “my rights” or “safe spaces” or First Amendment pleas for NFL divas. Do as you’re told, because we pay you millions of dollars, and fans won’t pay to see jackasses turn the game into some kind of Che Guevara-worship sit-in.
National anthem protests were top reason why NFL fans watched fewer games last year, according to J.D. Power survey. https://t.co/92ipK9gZX3
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) July 27, 2017
James Woods approves.
EDIT: This post has been updated to clarify that the quote in the tweet was likely misattributed to Jerry Jones. While the original version of this post didn’t directly attribute the quote to Jones, we didn’t explicitly clarify that he likely never said it.