Dak Prescott Responds With Pure Class To Hostile Backlash Over “Stand For Anthem” Comments
Last week Dak Prescott made it clear that he fully supports standing up for the National Anthem and criticized others who continue to take a knee. Since those remarks he’s had to deal with racially-charged comments across social media from people who are angry with him.
One of the worst comments from NY Daily News columnist Carron J. Phillips called Prescott a “lemonade serving house negro” for his defense of the National Anthem.
According to the Star Telegram, “Prescott received criticism from journalists, rappers, comedians and some fellow NFL players. His own Twitter and Instagram pages have been bombarded by a number of unflattering memes and comments.”
In typical form, Prescott responds to the haters with pure class in an interview with the Fort Worth Star Telegram during practice in California.
“I am not oblivious to it. You get on social media, you see It. It doesn’t bother me. I said what I said. You have an opinion. Everyone else has an opinion. They are entitled to it as well. I accepted what they said and respect it. They should respect mine.”
Prescott made it clear that he does not regret his comments and is not oblivious to racism and inequality issues still plaguing our country.
“I think there was a little misunderstanding of the fact of what I believe in,” Prescott said. “I never said I didn’t believe in social injustice and things that were going on. I just said I didn’t think that the national anthem was the time. It’s two minutes out of our day that we could also be spending embracing what our country should be and what our country is going to be one day that we know that it’s not right now. That is the sad part about it. That it’s not.”
“I respect everybody. And power to the people that kneel. That is what they believe in and they should be able to kneel. For me, the game of football has been such a peace. It’s a moment for me to be at peace and think about all the great things our country does have.”
Here’s the full interview during his practice session in California.