Since Dallas Cowboys quarterback, Dak Prescott, said he would never take a knee during the National Anthem, he has been bombarded with insults, many of which compare him to a slave or call him “Uncle Tom.”
Despite the the avalanche of hate, Prescott said in a recent interview with author, Clarence Hill, he’s not regretting stating his beliefs, noting that, instead, he regrets the interceptions he threw during practice.
“Everybody has their own opinion,” Prescott said when asked about a mural that depicts him in a situation from the movie, “Get Out”:
— Blue Star (@BlueStarBlog) August 5, 2018
“It is what it is. When I made my statements on the anthem, I knew there would be backlash. No surprises,” he added.
Dak Prescott's latest comments on the anthem:
"It is what it is. As I said, when I made my statements on the anthem I knew there would be backlash, so no surprises."
More, including his take on the "Get Out" mural below. pic.twitter.com/7XZ9gZe1w2
— Joe Trahan (@JoeTrahan) August 6, 2018
“I made my statements, I meant what I said,” he continued. “I feel strongly about what I said. It is what it is.”
Prescott made his original comments after team owner, Jerry Jones, said he is going to require his players to stand for the Anthem.
“I never protest during the anthem and I don’t think that’s the time or venue to do so,” Prescott said.
“When you bring such controversy to the stadium, to the field, to the game […] it takes away from the joy and to the love that brings a lot of people,” he added.