According to Eric Trump if you have put together your fantasy football team you have totally wasted your time.
On Monday, Eric Trump tweeted that “Football is officially dead.”
Trump made the post after players for the Dallas Cowboys received the green light to protest.
Defensive back Tyrone Crawford stated that the green light was “to feel however we’re feeling, express how we’re feeling and say whatever we need to say.”
Jerry Jones, the owner of the Cowboys stated last week that NFL players “need help from a majority of America when it comes to respecting players’ protests.”
Not a single Cowboy has taken a knee in the four years since Colin Kaepernick began the protest against police brutality and racial injustice.
“Football is officially dead — so much for ‘America’s sport.’ Goodbye NFL… I’m gone,” Eric Trump wrote on Twitter.
Jones appeared on Dallas radio station 105.3 The Fan on Friday and changed his tone in regards to players protesting. He urged fans to respect the fact that the player’s opinions are “diverse.”
“That’s the great thing about America: Everybody has a difference,” Jones said. “If our players are there, they are sensitive to and respect what America is as it relates to the flag. I’ll assure you that. I’d hope that our fans — and I think they will — understand that our players have issues that they need help on. They need help from the majority of America.”
Former NFL player Emmanuel Acho’s created a social media video series “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man,” after viewing it NFL commissioner Roger Goodell expressed his disappointment in how peaceful protests by the league’s players were being portrayed.
“What our players are doing is being mischaracterized. These are not people who are unpatriotic. They’re not disloyal. They’re not against our military,” Goodell said. “What they were trying to do is exercise their right to bring attention to something that needs to get fixed. That misrepresentation of who they were and what they were doing was the thing that really gnawed at me.”
Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked the NFL and its players, especially Colin Kaepernick, for protesting during the national anthem. Trump attempted to bully league owners into firing players that protested. Trump’s comments created a show of solidarity within the NFL.
The incidents of police brutality toward Black people that have taken place over recent months will no doubt spark protests within the NFL.
Jeffrey Lurie, the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, says that he sees the possibility of NFL players staging protests that could shut down games much like what has taken place in the NBA, WNBA, MLS, NHL, and with some MLB teams.
“I’m not concerned because I’m supportive of everything that’s involved in terms of trying to create attention and change,” Lurie said last week. “I’ve always been that way. And if we have to sacrifice, we have to sacrifice.”