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You know, or at least have heard about, the NFL’s national anthem kneeling issue/protest/controversy. The NFL had announced a rule that all players would be required to stand during the anthem, a measure that was quickly met with fiery retorts from a handful of NFL players and (more importantly to me) the social media army. The NFL quickly backtracked and announced that they would instead continue discussions with the NFL Player’s Association until an acceptable agreement could be reached.

As of this writing, there’s no official resolution.

In the meantime though, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones announced that all players on his team would be required to stand during the anthem if they wanted to play for his team, regardless what final word from the League says. Cowboys star quarterback Dak Prescott recently stated that he would, indeed, stand during the anthem, explaining that he would do so even without Jones’ proclamation and even if he wasn’t playing for the Cowboys.

From that article:

“I never protest during the anthem and I don’t think that’s the time or venue to do so," Prescott said. "The game of football has always brought me such at peace and I think it does the same for a lot of people playing the game, watching the game and 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 the joy and to the love that football brings a lot of people."

As you can imagine, this statement didn’t go over well with social media.

Rapper The Game had some choice words aimed at Dak. Even BET (well, an employee at BET) jumped in a threw a couple shots at Dak in an article displaying The Game’s IG post. A Raiders player made a joke. And the social media peanut gallery of people who we don’t know had plenty to say about Dak’s cooning.
We are in a bad place right now.

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