Over the past few months, hundreds of NFL players have been taking a knee during the national anthem to protest against President Donald Trump and against racial inequality. In doing this, they have disrespected the men and women who have fought and died for the American flag.
Now, this has come back to bite them in a huge way.
Mad World News reported that during the Denver Broncos’ game against the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night, the players looked up to see a nasty surprise waiting for them in the stands. Social media photos show a sea of empty seats, as fans have decided they’d rather stay home than watch some smug millionaire NFL players disrespect the American flag.
This comes after NFL ratings have plummeted this season as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has allowed the anthem protests to continue. The NFL has lost about $500 million in TV advertising dollars alone, not counting ticket sales, merchandising losses and the potential of an additional billion dollars lost in tax subsidies.
Now, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has had enough, and he’s taking action.
Freedom Daily reported that this past week, President Donald Trump slammed both the NFL and Goodell for continuing to disrespect the American flag.
“Can you believe that the disrespect for our Country, our Flag, our Anthem continues without penalty to the players. The Commissioner has lost control of the hemorrhaging league. Players are the boss!’” Trump wrote.
Can you believe that the disrespect for our Country, our Flag, our Anthem continues without penalty to the players. The Commissioner has lost control of the hemorrhaging league. Players are the boss! https://t.co/udXP5MR8BC
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2017
Jones, who was one of the first owners to say that his team would not be participating in the anthem protests, said that he “appreciates” what Trump has to say about the anthem protests.
“I certainly think that the thing he is addressing is certainly a part of how we want to make our game better,” Jones said. “There’s no question because of our visibility, our substantiveness, that we are looked to for social responsibility as well. This is all 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.”
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