Last week, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott spoke out against kneeling during the national anthem, saying he is “not at all tempted” to kneel since is not the time or place for a protest, and that he would “never protest during the anthem.”
“It’s bigger than I think some of us think,” Prescott said. “It’s just important for me to go out there, hand over my heart, represent our country and just be thankful and not take anything I’ve been given and my freedom for granted.”
“I never protest during the anthem, and I don’t think that’s the time or the venue to do so,” said Prescott. “The game of football has always brought me such a peace, and I think it does the same for a lot of people, a lot of people playing the game, a lot of people watching the game, a lot of people that have any impact of the game.”
“So when you bring such a controversy to the stadium, to the field, to the game, it takes away. It takes away from that. It takes away from the joy and the love that football brings to a lot of people.”
Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott also voiced his support of standing for the national anthem.
“We’re the Dallas Cowboys. America’s team. We stand for the national anthem,” said Elliott.
Their responses predictably enraged left-wingers across the country.
On Sunday, Prescott was pressed again on his support of the national anthem. Despite the backlash he was receiving, he stood by what he said.
“I made my statements. I stand by what I said,” said Prescott. “Some people may have misunderstood or whatever, but I know what I said, and I feel strongly about what I said. It is what it is.”
Should more NFL players listen to what Prescott has to say?