According to Dallas Cowboy’s defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford the team has given players the green light to protest during the anthem this season.
Crawford said “We definitely have the green light on all that, but also just trying to find something that’s going to make a boom. It’s not just going to be something that people look at it one time and kind of swipe by it, they’re like, ‘Oh that’s great. The Cowboys did that’ and swipe by it.”
“We want to do something that makes a boom and that’s something that people remember and actually creates some change and we’ll figure that out,” he added.
Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Dak Prescott said “We’ve had private conversations, and it’s about expressing yourself. I wouldn’t say it’s going to be about expressing one idea. That’s where we are in this country right now.”
He added “Individuals have different thoughts, different perceptions, and different feelings than their neighbor. So, for you to force your opinion and your perception on somebody, I think, isn’t very important right now. It doesn’t matter. Right now it’s about listening to the other man, having empathy for him, and understanding where he may be coming from.”
“I think, if anything, you’ll just see guys expressing themselves and more so from that, you’re going to see people supporting one another and loving one another. Then we’ll all be working toward a common goal, which in the game of football is winning. But in life, I think it’s love and equality” he added.
Reacting to the news, Eric Trump wrote “Football is officially dead — so much for “America’s sport.” Goodbye NFL… I’m gone.”
Football is officially dead — so much for “America’s sport.” Goodbye NFL… I’m gone. https://t.co/FSJeyvsql3
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) September 8, 2020
Ryan Moore replied “Yep, it’s a real pity. Most sports seem to be more about politics than sports anymore. American patriots will always stand to honor our great country, flag, National Anthem, Armed Forces, veterans and law enforcement. 🇺🇸”