ESPN host Jemele Hill suggested a boycott of the Dallas Cowboys and their sponsors after Jerry Jones’ controversial comments regarding players who protest the national anthem.
“Change happens when advertisers are impacted,” Hill wrote on Sunday. “If you strongly reject what Jerry Jones said, the key is his advertisers.”’
This play always work. Change happens when advertisers are impacted. If you feel strongly about JJ’s statement, boycott his advertisers. https://t.co/LFXJ9YQe74
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) October 9, 2017
She added that she’s “not advocating a boycott. But an unfair burden that has been placed on players in Dallas.”
“By drawing a line in the sand, Jerry put his players under more scrutiny and threw them under the bus.” Hill wrote. “If the rationale behind JJ’s stance is keeping the fanbase happy, make him see that he is underestimated how all of his fanbase feels.”
On Sunday, Jones told ESPN that he will bench players for “disrespecting the flag” by refusing to stand during the playing of the star-spangled banner.
“If there’s anything that is disrespectful to the flag, then we will not play,” Jones said. “Understand? We will not … if we are disrespecting the flag, then we will not play. Period.”