Last year, an item of fake news (the real kind) emerged regarding the anthem controversy, claiming that specific owners had told told players "this is MY stage" and instructing them to stand for the anthem. "Period", Jones said. "We're going to respect the flag and I'm going to create the perception of it".
Jones seems to believe that National Football League rules justify taking the position that players must stand, even though the relevant rule says "should" not "must".
Two weeks ago, the entire team, along with Jones, locked arms and knelt before the anthem.
The NFL Players Association released a statement Sunday that its members "are union members and part of the labor movement that has woven the fabric of America for generations", adding, "Our men and their families are also conscientious Americans who continue to be forces for good through our communities and some have made a decision to use their platform to peacefully raise awareness to issues that deserve attention". "We made our expression". He said any player who communicated his unwillingness to adhere to the policy would be made inactive for the game, and if a player took action during the anthem, he simply would not play.
Jones was speaking in the aftermath of Vice President Mike Pence leaving the Indianapolis Colts-San Francisco 49ers game on Sunday when around 20 players - about 40 percent of the 49ers roster - kneeled during the 'Star Spangled Banner'. But there is no question in my mind that the National Football League and the Dallas Cowboys are going to stand up for the flag. Following the Cowboys' gesture, Trump said he spoke to Jones - who donated to Trump's campaign - and that the team will stand for the anthem going forward. "I think they are afraid of their players, if you want to know the truth, and I think it's disgraceful", he said.
"I know this. He's been very pleased". "It's so important, if that's what the country is looking at, to look at it differently. Whenever you're dealing with the flag, you're dealing with something different". Then they all stood for the anthem. "My brothers are in the Marines".