After violating team owner Jerry Jones’ rule about respecting the national anthem, Cowboys player Damontre Moore has been fired.
This is his second protest in one month. Previously he raised his fist in protest, an action that was frowned upon by Jones.
Take a look below:
Jerry on the anthem protests. Damontre Moore and David Irving raised a fist after the anthem pic.twitter.com/EIvqTBaBdS
— Jean-Jacques Taylor (@JJT_Journalist) October 9, 2017
However, the Cowboys claim that his removal from the team was a “roster move”. Moore claimed that he didn’t raise his fist in protest.
“I’VE GOT A LOT OF FAMILY MEMBERS THAT ARE IN THE MILITARY,” HE SAID. “MY BROTHER JUST GOT DONE SERVING A TOUR. HE WAS OVER THERE, STATIONED IN GERMANY, BOTH MY GRANDDADS, MY GRANDDAD AND MY STEPDAD, WAS HEAVILY INVOLVED IN THE MILITARY. I’VE GOT OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS WHO ARE.”
Take a look at the video below:
However, the real question is what will the Cowboys do about David Irving. This is the player that failed drug tests earlier in the year.
He sat out four games on the bench at the beginning of the season. And what did he do when he returned? He protested the national anthem. Smart move David.
Is protesting and defying our president really worth there players’ multi-million dollar careers? They ssem to think so.
Meanwhile, the player that started the protests, Colin Kaepernick, the 49ers quarterback landed a book deal with Random House publishing. Also he was invited by ESPN team owners and players to talk about social justice in the following week.
What do you think about this? Did Moore deserve to be fires? Comment below and let us know.