Following one of the most politically momentous weekends in NFL history, the eyes of the world are going to be trained on the University of Phoenix Stadium for Monday Night Football. For the Dallas Cowboys and their owner Jerry Jones, the spotlight could be uncomfortable. Jones, the 74-year-old oil billionaire, has already voiced his belief this season that NFL players should “respect the flag,” in an interview with radio station 105.3 The Fan in August.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones pushed back on some NFL players' decision to involve the national anthem in their protests of racism in America. “I do not think the place to express yourself in society is as we recognize the American flag,” Jones told FOX Business at Forbes' 100th anniversary gala last week. “So that’s not the place to do anything other than honor the flag and everybody that’s given up a little bit for it." Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank was gentler in his response. “I think we have to celebrate their right to express themselves, as every American does,” Blank told Fox Business. President Trump stirred the pot over the anthem protests when he slammed players at a Friday
Players from almost every team in the National Football League showed their solidarity on Sunday in protest of recent comments by President Donald Trump, either taking a knee or locking arms during the national anthem on Sunday. Reactions varied, including the Pittsburgh Steelers staying in their locker room altogether during the anthem. The reactions came after President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation Saturday from league executives and star players alike. Trump said Friday in Alabama that NFL players who refuse to stand