Why won’t this issue die already. Now we got some moran ESPN guy comparing Jerry Jones to a slaveowner. Because he’s a moran.
From the Free Beacon:
“He [Jones] said he wanted to honor the anthem, and it seemed like that was where he was going,” Wilbon said. “But now it just seems like it was as phony as a three-dollar bill. And the word that comes to mind, and I don’t care who doesn’t like me using it, is ‘plantation.'”
“The players are here to serve me, and they will do what I want no matter how much I pay them,” Wilbon continued. “They are not equal to me. That’s what this says to me and to mine.”
Wilbon later doubled down on his comments on the “Dan Patrick Show,” the Daily Wire reported. After calling Jones a “phony,” Wilbon again described him as running a plantation.
“I was critical of Jerry Jones yesterday,” Wilbon said. “I used the phrase ‘plantation mentality,’ so let me repeat it, because that’s what it comes off as.”
Here’s the video of his doubling down:
Do I really have to explain this? This comes down to an issue of performance on the job. If a team owner doesn’t want the controversy of your protest while you’re working for him, he has that right. And it’s utterly stupid for anyone to call that a “plantation mentality.”
Is it a plantation mentality when el Righto Scoop tells me to quit looking up pictures of delicious tacos on Pinterest while I’m on the clock? OK, bad example, but still.
The point is, these players can voice their opinions any time they want – when they’re on their own time. And the ratcheting up of stupidities on this issue from both sides just ruins football and makes us more divided. Just stop already.
Here’s the original comments, from about the 7 minute mark: