Now that “America’s Team” the Dallas Cowboys have been given the green light to protest, Eric Trump says he’s gone.
Dallas defensive back Tyrone Crawford made the comment that the green light was “to feel however we’re feeling, express how we’re feeling and say whatever we need to say.”
Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones has previously told his players to stand “toe on the line” at attention during the national anthem, but acknowledged on Friday that players’ opinions are diverse, and he urged fans to respect that.
“That’s the great thing about America: Everybody has a difference,” Jones said Friday morning on Dallas radio station 105.3 The Fan. “If our players are there, they are sensitive to and respect what America is as it relates to the flag. I’ll assure you that. I’d hope that our fans — and I think they will — understand that our players have issues that they need help on. They need help from the majority of America.
“They need help.”
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell also has said he was disappointed in how player protests were characterized.
“What our players are doing is being mischaracterized. These are not people who are unpatriotic. They’re not disloyal. They’re not against our military,” Goodell said. “What they were trying to do is exercise their right to bring attention to something that needs to get fixed. That misrepresentation of who they were and what they were doing was the thing that really gnawed at me.”