By NFL Media Staff | September 28, 2018 10:55am ETWASHINGTON — Players from the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys will wear red and white “Make America Red and White Again” hats and other items after President Donald Trump’s racially charged tweet calling for a boycott of NFL games.
The NFL issued a statement Monday announcing the teams’ decision.
We will all be judged on our actions, not who we are or what we say.””
As the president has said repeatedly, we are all Americans and we will not stand for discrimination.
We will all be judged on our actions, not who we are or what we say.”
The Cowboys announced their decision in a Facebook post Monday.
“We will be wearing our ‘Make It USA’ hats on Monday, September 29 in a display of support for the NFL and our players and fans,” the team said.
The San Francisco Giants also announced their own “Make A Difference” initiative, with the team’s logo on the “Make it USA” hat.””
If you can’t make it to Dallas for the game, our fans will have a chance to take a stand on the field for all Americans.”
The San Francisco Giants also announced their own “Make A Difference” initiative, with the team’s logo on the “Make it USA” hat.
A boycott of the games could be seen as an opportunity to draw attention to Trump’s remarks, which prompted an NFL-wide social media blackout that began Sunday night.”
Our fans have a powerful message to send to our leaders and the people of the world: We are all American, and we are going to make America great again.”
A boycott of the games could be seen as an opportunity to draw attention to Trump’s remarks, which prompted an NFL-wide social media blackout that began Sunday night.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders issued a tweet Monday morning saying, “President Trump’s racist and sexist attack on NFL players was despicable.
The NFL is standing up for players and our league is standing with our players.
Our country has reached a critical point.”
She said the league is working to “build a united front of fans and players, as we work to restore our integrity and respect for each other.”
“We all must come together to confront the hatred and racism that continues to poison our country,” Sanders said.
The Dallas Cowboys, who have yet to make a decision about a game, released a statement Tuesday saying they will wear the “No-HAT” hat at home games on Monday.
A statement from the Cowboys’ owners read: “As a team, we all agree that our collective efforts to unite as one nation and support each other in our fight against racism and bigotry are an example of the values that we represent.
We are deeply saddened by the recent attack on our players, and are grateful for their commitment to standing up and supporting our team.
We wish our players a safe and healthy season ahead.”
The Philadelphia Eagles, who were not involved in the league’s response, announced their intention to wear a white and red “Make It Great Again”-inspired jersey in the stadium on Monday and will wear white and black “Make USA” caps at home.
The Chicago Bears said in their statement Monday that they are “dedicated to our great city and great nation.”
Bears President John Fox said in the statement.”
“Make America great AGAIN!
“Bears President John Fox said in the statement.
The New York Giants released a similar statement Tuesday morning, saying, “”We are committed to our players’ right to express themselves and to make their voices heard.
We look forward to working with the league to create a unified front of our fans and our team, with an emphasis on our commitment to the principles of inclusion and respect.”
The Chicago Cubs said in its statement Tuesday that the team is “dedicating ourselves to working together to defeat racism and hate.”
The Pittsburgh Pirates announced they would be wearing white, black and red caps on Monday night and Tuesday morning.
The Seattle Seahawks released a new black and white jersey on Monday to honor the victims of last year’s mass shooting in Orlando, Fla.
The new black jersey will be worn at all home games, and the new white jersey will wear on the road.
The Pittsburgh Steelers also announced they will be donating $100,000 in season tickets to victims of the Orlando shooting.