The ESPN host has a suggestion for those upset with Jerry Jones.
Jerry Jones told reporters on Sunday night that any Dallas Cowboys player who “disrespects” the flag will be benched.
“If there’s anything that is disrespectful to the flag, then we will not play,” Jones said after the Cowboys’ 35-31 loss to the Packers. “Understand? We will not … if we are disrespecting the flag, then we will not play. Period.”
The Cowboys have yet to have any players kneel for the national anthem. In Arizona two weeks ago, Dallas kneeled before the national anthem as a team – Jones included – and then stood while The Star-Spangled Banner played.
ESPN’s Jemele Hill has suggested those who are upset with Jones should boycott some of his advertisers.
Many of those same advertisers are connected to ESPN, though.
Here's a few:
Bank of America
Dr Pepper Snapple Group
— Randy ૐ Moore (@OfficiallyRandy) October 9, 2017
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
AT&T carries WatchESPN and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group is one of ESPN’s biggest sponsors for college football (surely you’ve seen those Larry Culpepper ads and segments on ESPN).
ESPN also has a $15.2 billion TV deal with the NFL which Jones certainly benefits from.