Hypocrisy On Full Display: NFL Wouldn’t Let Dallas Cowboys Honor Fallen Cops… But Let Players Disrespect America
Where was their defense of the 1st Amendment when the NFL told the Dallas players they were not allowed to put a sticker on their helmet to honor the officers murdered in their city?
July 7, 2016: BLM supporter Micah Xavier Johnson ambushed and fired upon a group of police officers working a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas, Texas. Johnson murdered five police officers and injured nine others in the shooting. The NFL refused to allow the Dallas Cowboys players to honor the slain officers with a simple helmet decal.
Sports Day: The Arm in Arm decal the Cowboys unveiled to open training camp won’t be on their helmets when the club opens its preseason schedule Saturday at the Los Angeles Rams.
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The Cowboys heard back from the NFL on Wednesday and were told by league officials they can’t wear the decal during any preseason or regular-season games, executive vice president Stephen Jones said. Jones added that the Cowboys can wear the decal during training camp practices.
“Everyone has to be uniform with the league and the other 31 teams,” Jones said after practice Wednesday. “We respect their decision.”