Damontre Moore says raised fist post-anthem is not disrespecting the flag

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Cowboys defensive end Damontre Moore said he has raised a fist at the end of the national anthem since Week 3 when he returned from his suspension. No one noticed until Sunday.

“It’s just something that I do,” Moore said. “I’ve got my morals. I’ve got my values and my things that I think about. I don’t want to cause no attention to nobody else and bring unwanted attention, but on the same token, you know, there’s certain things that people are doing it for. So, for me, it’s just one of those personal things that I do.”

Defensive lineman David Irving, who returned from a four-game suspension Sunday, joined Moore in raising a fist.

Moore said he didn’t feel he was disrespecting the flag.

“I don’t feel like it is,” Moore said. “I’ve got a lot of family members that are in the military. My brother just got done serving a tour. He was over there, stationed in Germany, both my granddads, my granddad and my stepdad, was heavily involved in the military. I’ve got other family members who are. So, for me, I don’t feel like it’s disrespecting it. Everybody is entitled to their opinion. Who is to say I’m right? Who is to say they’re wrong? Who’s to say that they’re right? Who’s to say that I’m wrong? At the end of the day, you do whatever you do, but I know I am going to stand up and not disrespect the flag like that. I don’t do anything to cause unwanted attention during that process, so whatever I do afterwards, I don’t feel like it should matter honestly.”

Owner Jerry Jones said in his postgame comments he was unaware two players raised a fist after the national anthem. That came after he admitted for the first time publicly that Cowboys players are required to stand for the national anthem.

23 responses to “Damontre Moore says raised fist post-anthem is not disrespecting the flag

  1. Guy protesting: everyone’s entitled to their own opinion who am I to say what’s right or wrong
    People against protesting: what your doing is wrong regardless of whatever reasons you use to justify it.
    I point out to people some military members don’t find it disrespectful and they say “it doesn’t matter it’s still disrespectful” imagine saying the people who fought for this countries opinions don’t matter? That seems more disrespectful to me than anything. Other than maybe calling out a fallen soldiers mother for not being able to talk to a crowd about the death of her son because it’s too hard on her, but the president wouldn’t do that so no worries.

  2. I love that when NFL players do this type of stuff all the liberals reference the “first amendment right” for them to do this, which is true. But why don’t they say the same thing when white suppremicist want to gather in rallies? First ammendment argument only applies to you??

    While both have the “right” to do it, at least most level headed conservatives agree they don’t represent the best of America. While they shouldn’t be arrested, they should be condemned and not be passivley approved by annoyone.

  3. This system is rigged so you can’t even sneeze or scratch an inch during the national anthem without drawing accusations of disrespecting the flag. Used to be you had to set it ablaze, defecate on it, or accidentally drop it.

  4. @kom2k10 did you seriously just compare the KKK to taking a knee during the anthem? The girl that got killed in Charlottesville didn’t die because of peaceful protest. Players like kaepernick don’t just take a knee for publicity he also donated a million dollars of his own money while being unemployed.

  5. Im sure these two fine citizens both suspended for substance abuse issues (which means they have failed numerous drug tests) are just model citizens and leaders of thier communities trying to bring equality to the world, right?

  6. Fox News is not airing the anthem.

    We need more to follow suit.

    Football is America’s game.

    These spoiled punks need to get their panties out of a twist and understand they can be replaced on a whim

  7. rohinaz says:
    October 8, 2017 at 9:49 pm
    So Moore is using a racist signal to fight…. racism?
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    The raised fist is known as a sign of solidarity worldwide. Not all that long ago it was used to galvanizing effect by the Solidarity movement that threw off the yoke of totalitarian oppression in Poland. If you view that as a racist symbol it is because you want it to be one.

  8. David Irving was suspended for performance enhancing drugs, Moore was charged with a DUI in December while a member of the Seahawks, which does not fit the multiple failed tests narrative from TB12….’s silly post.

  9. Say what?

    Moore said he did feel he was disrespecting the flag.

    “I don’t feel like it is,” Moore said.

  10. Yeah, and my middle finger in your face is not disrespecting you PERSONALLY at all.

    These guys just dont get it. If you didn’t understand my post? You never will.

    You picked the WORST possible way to make a point, which got forgotten a very long time ago.

  11. A raised fist by a black person is an overt racist symbol toward white people. There is no other interpretation and this guy should be terminated immediately and banished from the sport forever.

    I am so sick of this disrespectful action – there is no right to free speech when you are an employee on the job.

    Fire these clowns now!

  12. The raised fist is known as a sign of solidarity worldwide. Not all that long ago it was used to galvanizing effect by the Solidarity movement that threw off the yoke of totalitarian oppression in Poland. If you view that as a racist symbol it is because you want it to be one.
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    Not correct, Jesse Owens used it as a sign of defiance against Hitler and the Nazi’s . Defiance!! The Black Panther Party corrupted it as a symbol to fight against whites, similar to the White Supremacist hailing Hitler. It is not a good sign. Can’t we all just get along??? Where is Rodney King when you need him!!

  13. He can’t even articulate why he’s doing what he’s doing, and if he could, he’d be afraid to. He spoke, but he said nothing. Whatever his cause is, it’s clearly meaningless.

  14. “I am so sick of this disrespectful action – there is no right to free speech when you are an employee on the job.”

    The president was on the job (and we are HIS boss) when he threatened their jobs. Can we fire him now?

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