Common Thinks Dalls Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Has Slave Owner Mentality

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ESPN host Jemele Hill was suspended Monday from the network for two weeks for posting tweets that suggested a boycott of Jones' advertisers after his comments. During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand and refrain from talking.

"I know this, we the National Football League in any way give the implication that we tolerate disrespecting the flag", he said following the Cowboys' 35-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

"If we are disrespecting the flag, then we won't play. I would ask anybody to look at my record relative to what I say I'm going to do, and go from there".

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross also spoke out against players who kneel, saying Sunday, "I think it's incumbent upon the players today, because of how the public is looking at it, is to stand and salute the flag".

Trump is upset that some players have kneeled during the national anthem to protest racial inequality and police mistreatment of black males.

Jones outlined those consequences on Sunday night after the Green Bay Packers beat his Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys owner said his comments were meant to take his players out of the national anthem debate, removing any gray area about the team's expectations. As to whether or not I will basically institute or do what I said I would just say. Trump explained later that evening in a tweet that he had instructed Pence to leave the game between the Indianapolis Colts and 49ers if "any players kneeled, disrespecting our country". Whether those outcomes are positive or negative, only time will tell. As some fans boo and others cheer the displays, which have come to encompass political statements in addition to symbolizing social injustice, the movement Kaepernick sparked shows no sign of letting up.