Dak Prescott is the newest member of the sunken place thanks to his ridiculous—and historically ignorant—comment about protesting and sports. Everyone from rappers to other NFL players are ripping the Dallas Cowboys quarterback.
Prescott recently said during a press conference, “I’d never protest during the anthem, and I don’t think that’s the time or the venue to do so. The game of football has always brought me such peace, and I think it does the same for a lot of people.”
He also added, “When you bring such a controversy to the stadium, to the field, to the game, it takes away … from that. It takes away from the joy and the love that football brings a lot of people.” Clearly, Prescott has no concept of protesting and sports, from Muhammad Ali to John Carlos to Tommie Smith. Watch his full comments below:
The 25-year-old is being destroyed on social media. Rapper The Game wrote on his Instagram:
“COONgratulations @_4dak Might as well throw on that MAGA hat.”
Tahir Whitehead of the Oakland Raiders wrote, “Sounds like Dak don’t wanna lose that Campbells Chunky Soup deal.”
Twitter also dragged Dak:
Prescott is allowed to have his opinion, but to disrespect the importance and history of protesting in sports is ridiculous. While he is stressing about the “joy” being taken out of sports, think of all the joy people do not have when another Black person is wrongful killed by police.