Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was put into lot of trouble on social media for giving a statement that he didn’t took part in protests since he has a “family to feed“ has new context, anonymous source reveals.
According to Total Pro Sports report, senior justice writer for New York Daily News, Shaun King, tweeted that an anonymous Dallas Cowboys player claimed with him that if anyone on the team chooses to participate in the protest they would be on a sh*t list.
Fox Business’ Cheryl Casone had a meeting with Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones, last week at a gala celebrating the 100-year anniversary of Forbes magazine and was able to get a comment on the protests.
“I do not think the place to express yourself in society is as we recognize the American flag,” he said to Fox Business, “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.”
The protest now have reached the highest level when on Sunday, players from several teams, among which the New England Patriots, Jacksonville Jaguars, Cleveland Browns, the Denver Broncos and the Miami Dolphins, took knees or locked arms during the anthem.
“I believe in honoring the American flag and supporting all of those who sacrifices protect the many freedoms we have in this country, including the right to have differences of opinion,” Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said in a statement reports CNN.
Before the Sunday’s games, President Trump requested the NFL owners to fire any “son of a bitch” who “disrespects our flag,” CNN reports.
The tweets have been unifying for the league with multiple teams who supported the cause, however, it is still unclear whether the St. Louis Cardinals will be participating and turns out that Monday may be protest free.
Former San Francisco 49ers pro quarterback Colin Kaepernick pioneered the protest last year and has yet to find a team to call home while the reactions for his kneeling during the anthem increases popularity, he still remains on the sidelines.
“To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way,” Kaepernick told NFL Media reports CNN. “There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
According to CNN report, after the Sunday’s kickoffs, Trump tweeted that he backs up the players locking arms, confirming it represented “great solidarity” for the country despite the direct protest of his previous statements.