The NFL have DENIED the Dallas Cowboys new helmet sticker which was meant to honor the fallen police in Dallas shooting. In the past the NFL allowed the hand up, don’t shoot display, they allowed players to wear wearing pink to support breast cancer awareness; but a helmet sticker to honor the fallen police; that’s not going to happen. It’s against regulations. PLEASE TAKE NATIONAL POLLS AND PETITIONS. YOUR OPINION MATTERS Results Are Sent To Congress - Let Congress Hear Your Voice
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The “Arm In Arm” decal was to have been worn when the team opens its preseason schedule during the upcoming bout with the Los Angeles Rams.
But Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones told the media that NFL officials said every team “must be uniform” and the stickers were nixed. Jones said the team will “respect their decision” and drop the plans to show support for the Dallas PD. The idea for the sticker was spearheaded by Cowboys tight end Jason Witten. The team had hoped the decals would help them stand side-by-side with the police after a gunman murdered five officers during an ambush and shootout. On July 7, shooter Micah Xavier Johnson ambushed Dallas police as a Black Lives Matter protest march wound down, killing five and injuring nine others.
The attack was the deadliest single incident for law enforcement in history excluding the disastrous terror attacks on September 11, 2001 when 72 officers died.
While disappointed, the Dallas Police Department thanked the team for the sentiment.
“We appreciate the support of the Cowboys organization and its players,” a statement from the DPD said. “Their concern for the families of our fallen officers, the Dallas Police Department, and the City of Dallas is what matters most, and we know that support will continue for the immediate and long term future.”
But a representative of the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation was much less forgiving of the NFL’s decision.
“The NFL is in a very influential position and has the ability to evoke change, raise awareness and show its support for law enforcement by making the decals available to all NFL teams,” Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation President and Dallas PD Sergeant Demetrick Pennie told Breitbart Texas. The officer added that the professional football league missed an opportunity to facilitate positive change as well.
The reaction of biased liberal news: Dallas Morning News Sports Columnist Tim Cowlishaw applauded the decision, however, noting that the NFL was wise not to open a “political door” when honoring fallen officers.