As of now, the Dolphin owner will not force players to stand for the National Anthem. However, the NY Daily News quoted him as saying that his players will stand throughout 2018. Ross then issued another statement saying that his first statement was misconstrued.
We can’t make this stuff up, folks. This is the torture of being a Dolphin fan. Each new decree from our owner, followed up by the invariable “clarification,” invites ridicule and laughter from other NFL fans towards us. I’ll cut Ross some slack, and we can assume his words and his intent were not clearly displayed by the Jets’ hometown newspaper.
Stay out of the political focus, or else be at the forefront of it. But please stop the wishy washy tightrope act of trying to appease the players who want to kneel and the fans who hate the kneelers.
A simple “no comment” speaks volumes. Better yet, how about speaking some sense into your managers and forcing them to sign Landry already. If you’re going to issue statements, make them productive! Make them about your NFL team, not about social remedies.