It's been made clear that in Jerryworld you stand for the anthem. On September 25th, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones joined his team in taking a knee before the national anthem.
Before the anthem started the team stood up while locking arms.
Jerry Jones taking a knee with his team before the anthem.
The following week the NFL ratings continued to drop for the second week in a row. At this point Jerry Jones advised his team to stand for the anthem.
Sunday during the Cowboys game defensive lineman David Erving raised the black power fist during the anthem.
— SportsDay Cowboys (@dmn_cowboys) October 23, 2017
As the ratings continue to slip it's very clear these protests are having an impact on them.
On Monday Papa Johns let the NFL know their sales are slipping during games. That is not a good sign at all.
Monday Jones came forward and admitted "there is no question the anti-American protests are hurting the NFL.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones — the NFL’s most prominent and visible team owner — is making a frank, if obvious, admission: The protests are negatively impacting the league’s bottom line.
In comments reported by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Jones addressed the issue for the first time since the owners meeting in New York on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week.
“There is no question the league is suffering negative effects from these protests,” Jones said.
NFL ratings across the board were down 7.5 percent from 2016 through Week 6, according to ESPN. The league has zeroed in on the protests against racial and social injustice as a primary cause for the ratings drop.
Why isn't it as obvious to everyone else that these protests are tearing the NFL apart? Instead people try to label Jerry Jones as a racist just for seeing what is very obvious.
The NFL needs to end these anti-American protests before it's too late. Or it could be too late already.