Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross told a reporter Monday that his players won’t be participating in the NFL strike.
“All of our players will be standing,” Ross said.
He was pressured into recalling his words almost immediately. Liberals are woke now and even though the NFL is a private organization, they believe that players have right to protest during games.
Ross backtracked his comment Tuesday.
“I have no intention of forcing our players to stand during the anthem and I regret that my comments have been misconstrued… I’ve shared my opinion with all our players,” he said.
“Initially, I totally supported the players in what they were doing… It’s America and people should be able to really speak about their choices.”
However, Ross admits that his support soured when he realized that the protesters were trying to openly disrespect President Trump and the military.
“When that message changed, and everybody was interpreting it as that was the reason, then I was against kneeling,” said Ross.
“I like Donald [Trump]. I don’t support everything that he says. Overall, I think he was trying to make a point, and his message became what kneeling was all about. From that standpoint, that is the way the public is interpreting it. So I think that’s really incumbent upon us to adopt that. That’s how, I think, the country now is interpreting the kneeling issue.”
NFL ratings were down last season, probably because of the players’ commitment to their pointless protests. Somehow taking a knee during the national anthem is now considered to be a reasonable way to fight against police brutality.
A lot of owners want to prohibit players from protesting, but players’ unions and activists insist that it’s within players’ rights to disrespect the anthem.
The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) released the following statement after Ross changed his mind:
“’Our union is proud of all of our players whenever they express themselves for a bigger purpose… During that past season, we received assurances from both commissioner Roger Goodell and the Chairman of The Management Council, John Mara, that the right of players to demonstrate would be protected.”
(Source: Daily Mail)