Trump is said to be furious, emotionally broken and boiling with rage after Jerry Jones, the Dallas Cowboys owner refused to take sides with the President and instead took a knee to join athletes in protest against Police brutality and racism in America. The entire Dallas Cowboys team took a knee!
Trump is reported to have watched in horror as Jerry Jones joined the protest and as many in the sports world took a knee in solidarity with the black footballers who are keeping the heat on since Trump intervened against their peaceful protest. He has vowed to boycott all football games and said that he will not invite Jerry Jones to the White House but the Dallas Cowboys owner doesn’t seem to even want or desire an invitation to Trump’s White House.
“I will never forgive Jerry Jones for this. He is very unpatriotic,” Trump reportedly said in broken sentences and then screamed at the TV saying he had been treated very unfairly.
The take a knee protest was started by Colin Kaepernick about a year ago where he protested silently and alone but has gathered storm in the past months with more Police shootings of unarmed black men working as a catalyst.
More and more have joined American football player Colin Kaepernick’s protest movement against police brutality, a move that has come to be something of direct resistance to Donald Trump after the President weighed in on the issue.
The contentious move to take a knee during the national anthem before a game, or stand with arms locked in silent protest, follows in a long tradition of sports stars standing up for what they believe to be right. Trump, has intervened saying that politics should be kept out of sports but by his mere intervention, he was directly bringing his politics into sports and his criticism of peacefully protesting athletes has only helped the protest to gather more steam.
Trump refused to criticize or attack White Nationalists and neo-Nazis who protested violently and carried Confederate and Nazi flags but came out to harshly criticize the mostly black athletes who were protesting peacefully and this has made him a villain as the sports world has refused to support him and instead taken sides with the athletes.
The architect of the take a knee protest says:
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people, and people of color,” Kaepernick said in a press conference after first sitting out during the anthem. “To me, this is bigger than football, and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street, and people getting paid leave, and getting away with murder.”