If you’re an African-American, especially an athlete or entertainer, you can’t stray too far off the liberal plantation mindset without facing a plethora of heat from those who wish you to be a captive of their mindset.

Such is the case with Dallas Cowboys quarterback, Dak Prescott, who dared to announce that he has no interest in disrespecting the National Anthem and that there is a time and a place for protesting vague injustices in the world, just not while working on the job.

The media tried desperately to drive a wedge between Prescott and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who recently made no qualms about his team’s policy regarding the anthem.

“Our policy is you stand during the anthem, toe on the line,” he announced.

The comments prompted the National Football League, who have done their absolute best to turn this issue of kneeling and protesting into a far worse problem by ticking off people on both sides of the argument, to issue a gag order for Jones.

In reality, Jones only had the opportunity to bring the matter up again because the NFL waffled on their policy.

In May, they instituted a new policy that essentially said if you’re on the field when the anthem is playing, you better stand.

Shortly thereafter, the NFL Players Association filed a lawsuit saying standing for the anthem and respecting the flag “infringes” on their rights.

The league folded almost immediately, causing team owners like Jones to have to clarify their own rules.

Prescott however, said Jones’ comments didn’t faze him.

“I never protest during the anthem, and I don’t think that’s the time or the venue to do so,” he said.

Dak added, “I’ve always believed standing up for what I believe in, and that’s what I’m going to continue to do.”

For that, the onslaught of social justice warriors calling him racist names and denigrating his standing in the black community has been borderline absurd.

A New York Daily News columnist (no wonder they are being fired in droves), Carron J. Phillips, called Prescott a “lemonade serving house negro.”

Others accused him of selling out for money.

Raiders linebacker Tahir Whitehead wrote, “Sounds like Dak don’t wanna lose that Campbells Chunky Soup deal!”

And unfunny comedian DL Hughley called Prescott “boy” for his comments.

Despite the barrage of vile comments coming his way from both prominent media outlets, other players, and low-life bottomfeeders on Twitter, Prescott continues to handle himself with class and dignity.

He believes though, that people should respect his opinion as he does theirs.

“You get on social media, you see It. It doesn’t bother me,” he defended. “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.”

And he continues to defend his stance on the National Anthem, where in many cases, a lesser man would have caved to the pressure.

“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,” he clarified. “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.”

“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.”

For that, he’s being vilified.

It should be noted that Prescott has been an invaluable member of his community time and again, and was being praised as such not all that long ago.

He is a role model that the NFL, sports networks like ESPN, and GQ should be defending and holding up as an example, not clowns the likes of Colin Kaepernick.

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