West Coast rapper Game has another big reason not to root for the Dallas Cowboys. The hip-hop star has bashed America’s Team – notably quarterback Dak Prescott – for going against national anthem protests.
The Los Angeles native went to Instagram last night (July 28) and didn’t hold back in airing out his frustrations toward DP.
— SOHH (@sohh) July 29, 2018
— AP NFL (@AP_NFL) July 28, 2018
This week, President Donald Trump applauded Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for enforcing a firm national anthem stance.
Way to go Jerry. This is what the league should do! https://t.co/yEP1jK57xi
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2018
Philadelphia Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins has shared his own personal issues with Jones’ policy.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 27, 2018
Over the past few years, President Trump and NFL players have clashed over the right to protest during the national anthem ahead of games.
Players who have demonstrated during the anthem, beginning with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, have generally described their actions as a means of protesting police brutality and racial inequality. Several protesting players have since formed the Players’ Coalition and become heavily involved in social-justice causes. The protests — and repeated comments from Trump — have created a dilemma for the NFL, which announced a new national-anthem policy earlier this summer that would require players to stand during the anthem if on the field but also give them the option to remain in the locker room. (USA Today)