Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones: ‘I Appreciate’ Trump Tweeting About NFL Anthem Protests
Besides taking more shots at LaVar Ball during his Wednesday morning tweetstorm, President Donald Trump also hit on one of his favorite topics — NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial and social injustice. Addressing reports that the league and players are considering a measure in which teams won’t come out on the field while the anthem plays, Trump complained that this would be “almost as bad as kneeling.”
The NFL is now thinking about a new idea – keeping teams in the Locker Room during the National Anthem next season. That’s almost as bad as kneeling! When will the highly paid Commissioner finally get tough and smart? This issue is killing your league!…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2017
Speaking to CNN’s Coy Wire on Wednesday, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones Said that he appreciated that the president continued to speak out on the issue. He also referenced Trump’s time of being a USFL football team owner.
“Donald Trump is a longtime fan of sport and longtime fan of football and has been involved as (an) owner in professional football, so he has some knowledge,” Jones stated.
“I certainly think that the thing he is addressing is certainly a part of how we want to make our game better,” the Cowboys owner noted.
He continued, “There’s no question because of our visibility, our substantiveness, that we are looked to for social responsibility as well. This is all a part of what I’ve been talking about with the commissioner, and certainly I appreciate not only the President, but I want everybody to be a fan of the Dallas Cowboys. And I want to do everything I can to make them a fan of the Cowboys or the NFL. I just appreciate the interest.”
In a statement to CNN, the NFL explained that they are not currently looking at a rule change regarding the anthem and that it isn’t being actively discussed within the league.
Watch the clip above, via CNN.
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