Tomi blasts NFL for allowing “BLM helmet decals” but not allowing decals honoring fallen officers in 2016

Reacting to the news that the NFL is planning to allow social justice decals that honor the names of police brutality victims, Tomi Lahren pointed out that the same league refused the Dallas Cowboys to wear “hand in hand” helmet decals that honored fallen officers that were ambushed at a BLM protest.

 

From The Comeback – August 11, 2016:

The NFL uniform police are back at it again…this time blocking the request of the Dallas Cowboys to honor the five Dallas police officers killed in the attack back in July with an “Arm in Arm” decal on their helmets.

According to Jerry Jones’ son, and Cowboys executive vice president, Stephen Jones, it all has to do with the NFL wanting uniformity in the looks of its 32 teams.

“Everyone has to be uniform with the league and the other 31 teams,” Jones said after practice Wednesday. “We respect their decision.”

It wasn’t as if the Cowboys weren’t expecting it, as the younger Jones admitted earlier in training camp that the chances of the league allowing it to happen in games this season were slim.

“There are so many wonderful, wonderful causes, the league has to be careful,” Jones said earlier in camp about the possibility of wearing the decal in games. “If you allow one, then what do you do about every team that has a great reason to have something on their helmets?

“There are tons of things out there that need to be recognized. Once you open that Pandora’s box, how do you ever stop?”

The Cowboys won’t be able to wear the decal on their helmets for any preseason or regular season games this season, according to the league ruling. However, the team does plan to wear it on their helmets during training camp, which was allowed by the league.

From CNN:

Each week, teams will have a choice to honor one specific name or several names, a source told CNN. All 32 NFL teams will feature the decals.

It will be up to the players to determine which name or initials will be featured on the decals, the source said.

As social justice unrest has rocked the country in recent months, the league has been making its own efforts to confront racism, four years after Colin Kaepernick began to kneel on one knee during the pre-game National Anthem as a protest against systemic racism.

Without mentioning Kaepernick, a former player for the San Francisco 49ers, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said last month the league should have listened earlier to players’ concerns about racism.

That was in response to NFL players calling on the league to condemn racism and support its Black players.

Each week, teams will have a choice to honor one specific name or several names, a source told CNN. All 32 NFL teams will feature the decals.

It will be up to the players to determine which name or initials will be featured on the decals, the source said.

As social justice unrest has rocked the country in recent months, the league has been making its own efforts to confront racism, four years after Colin Kaepernick began to kneel on one knee during the pre-game National Anthem as a protest against systemic racism.

Without mentioning Kaepernick, a former player for the San Francisco 49ers, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said last month the league should have listened earlier to players’ concerns about racism.

That was in response to NFL players calling on the league to condemn racism and support its Black players.