A complaint was filed against the Dallas Cowboys this Tuesday, by Local 100 of the United Labor Unions, which allege that the general manager and owner of the team, Jerry Jones, has violated the National Labor Relations Act, by threatening the players and saying that if they decide not to stand for the national anthem and don’t protest the national anthem in an urge to get them to protest.
However, in a change of events, Jones changed his mind earlier this week, Jones said that if a player “disrespects the flag” and national anthem by not standing up during the national anthem, that player will not participate in the game.
And now, for realizing the mistake he had made and changing his mind on the matter too late, he has earned himself a complaint, and according to that filing to the National Labor Relations Board, “the employer, evidenced by repeated public statements, is attempting to threaten, coerce and intimidate all Dallas Cowboys players on the roster in order to prevent them from exercising concerted activity protected under the act by saying that he will fire any players involved in such concerted activity.”
This comes after weeks of the Trump administration and conservative supporters have started pushing back on the disrespect of the national anthem, the flag and the military which risks their life on daily basis for our safety. Even the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recently stepped in with an attempt to change the rules of the NBA into making standing for the national anthem a must-do.