ESPN Commentator Blasts Jerry Jones For Threatening To Bench Players Who Kneel
Jerry Jones threatened his players over the weekend that if any of them kneeled during the national anthem they would be benched. This week ESPN commentator Michael Wilbon blasted Jones for his threats and compared him to a slave owner.
“The word that comes to my mind, and I don’t care who doesn’t like me using it, is ‘plantation,’” Wilbon said. “The players are here to serve me, they will do what I want no matter how much I pay them. They are not equal to me. That’s what this says to me and to mine.”
Jones first appeared to be in favor of the protest when he came out last month = arm-in-arm with his team members and kneeled prior to the anthem.
Trump praised the Cowboys owner for threatening his players.
A big salute to Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, who will BENCH players who disrespect our Flag."Stand for Anthem or sit for game!"
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2017
Wilbon said the action by Jones was “as phony as a $3 bill.”
The protest, which was never about the national anthem, began last year when former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided to kneel during the anthem to protest police brutality on black people in America.
Trump blasted Kaepernick last month, calling the former NFL player a “son of a b*tch.”