On Thursday night LeBron James and Maverick Carter had been on Instagram Dwell, and Carter requested James if he was nonetheless a Cowboys fan. James would reply, “Nah, man, I needed to sit on the Cowboys, man. It simply quite a lot of issues that had been happening when guys had been kneeling, guys with freedom of speech who needed to do it peacefully, and lots of people within the entrance workplace, lots of people who ran the group was like, ‘For those who do this round right here you gained’t play for this franchise once more.’ I didn’t suppose that was applicable.”
He added, “I like quite a lot of the gamers on the staff, nonetheless. I like CeeDee Lamb, our boy Zeke, I like Micah Parsons, he’s a canine! Trevon Diggs, however I needed to flip it in though I nonetheless have quite a lot of love for the gamers.”
In 2017, staff proprietor Jerry Jones, after the Dallas Cowboys misplaced to the Inexperienced Bay Packers, mentioned he wouldn’t enable anybody to disrespect the flag. It was throughout this era that NFL gamers started to kneel when the nationwide anthem was performed as a protest towards social injustice.
Jones knelt down and joined palms along with his gamers every week earlier than the Inexperienced Bay Packers sport, however he rose as soon as the flag was revealed.
Former US President Donald Trump urged employers in 2017 to fireplace anybody who would “disrespect” the flag through the nationwide anthem. Greater than 100 NFL gamers from numerous league groups disobeyed Trump’s name and kneeled in protest.