NFL refuses to honor fallen law enforcement officers

Barb Wire

By Mark Alley

So you say you like the NFL?

Perhaps it’s time for a bit of reflection on that.


NFL denies Cowboys’ request to wear decal honoring fallen Dallas officers

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The NFL denied the Dallas Cowboys’ request to wear a decal on their helmets during the season that would have paid tribute to the five police officers killed last month in an ambush.

The team had been wearing a decal with the words “Arm in Arm” since the first day of training camp this summer. Dallas police Chief David Brown and Mayor Mike Rawlings paid the team a visit on that day, according to Fox 4 News.

The NFL’s strict rules on uniforms forced the league to deny the Cowboys’ request to wear the decal for the upcoming season.

Dallas police said it appreciated the Cowboys’ support.

You can wear the initials GSH (for George S Halas) on your uniform if you’re the Chicago Bears for one dead man, but you can’t wear a removable sticker for five dead Dallas police officers.


Meanwhile, the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation told TMZ it was “extremely upset” by the NFL’s decision.

“The NFL had an opportunity to be leaders and advocates for change in law enforcement,” Sgt. Demetrick Pennie, president of the foundation, said.

“These are our friends and our loved ones … it hurts to not have the NFL fully support us,” he added.

Cowboys executives, players and coaches walked out onto the field for the first practice July 30 arm-in-arm Dallas Police Chief David Brown, Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings and family members of the officers slain in the ambush in Dallas last month.

Cowboys tight end Jason Witten helped initiate the idea for the unity ceremony and also wanted the Cowboys to wear the Arm in Arm decal on their helmets.

The Cowboys placed an Arm in Arm decal on the back of their helmets following the unity ceremony to show the club’s support for the city and the officers’ family members.

Make no mistake ladies and gentlemen, the NFL is like the rest of sports and the Left these days, unwilling to go against any Leftist grain whatsoever.  The days of sports courage are gone.  That is certainly true of the NFL, which lives in desperate fear of offending blacks (who comprise roughly 68.7% of the teams) by embracing law enforcement.

It’s personal for the Chicago Bears.  I wonder if anyone thinks it’s equally personal for the Dallas Cowboys?

Eh, by the way, Dallas Police Chief David Brown is black, as is Sgt Demetrick Pennie.

First published at Bloviating Zeppelin

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