Joey Jones speaks out against fencer kneeling at podium

Joey Jones speaks out against fencer kneeling at podium

August 17, 2019 100 By Stanley Isaacs


ROB: MAJOR AIRPORT. WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED. AFTER KNEELING FOR THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT THE PAN AM GAMES. JILLIAN: ONE VETERAN HAS A MESSAGE FOR ANY ATHLETE WHO DISRESPECTS THE FLAG. ROB: JOY JONES JOINS US TO TALK ABOUT THIS. THANKS FOR COMING BACK TO THE SHOW. A COUPLE GUYS PROTESTS, WHAT WAS YOUR INITIAL RESPONSE?>>WE LIVE IN A COUNTRY SO BLESSED AND PROSPEROUS AND SO FREE, TO THOSE THINGS THAT MAKE IT THAT WAY, THIS IS THE IRONY OF THE SITUATION WHERE GENERATIONS OF AMERICANS HAVE DIED FROM THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR AND WASHINGTON, ATHLETES GROWING UP IN A WORLD WHERE IT IS NOT THEIR BLOOD AND SACRIFICE THE ENSURES FREEDOM SO IT IS NOT QUITE PERFECT. AND IT IS DISHEARTENING IT IS SOMETHING THAT IS PREDICTABLE. WHEN YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT THINGS COST IT IS EASY NOT TO BE HAPPENING WITH THEM.>>YOU UNDERSTAND THE COST OF WAR AND SPEND YOUR LIFE FIGHTING FOR YOUR COUNTRY.>>ONE BAD DAY IN AFGHANISTAN WAS THE DAY I WAS INJURED AND ANOTHER MARINE GOT KILLED. I WISH I COULD GO BACK AND SAVE THEM. OUTSIDE OF THAT I WAS IN THE MARINE CORPS WITH A BLESSING IN MY LIFE THAT MADE ME A STRONGER PERSON AND HOPEFULLY MADE THE COUNTRY SAFER. ONE OF THE PROTESTERS FROM THE MOST RECENT EVENT TWEETED HE SACRIFICED A MOMENT OF GLORY TO MAKE THE COUNTRY A BETTER PLACE BECAUSE EVERYONE WAS TUNING IN TO SEE THE GOLD MEDALIST THIS YEAR. MAYBE YOU TRY TO GO VIRAL AND GET SOME ATTENTION. I HAVE A FRIEND ON THE USA SOCCER TEAM WHO POSTED, HIS NAME ASSESSED JOHN, A GREEN BERET INJURED MULTIPLE TIMES, INJURED, WENT TO AFRICA, HE DEDICATED HIS LIFE TO SERVING THE GREATER CAUSE, NOW HE’S PLAYING SOCCER FOR THE US SOCCER TEAM AND HE POSTED THIS, BECAUSE WHAT THESE GUYS ARE DOING HE WILL MAKE SURE THEY ARE RUNNING THIS COUNTRY EVEN MORE THAN STANDING ON THE PODIUM AND HE WAS EMBARRASSED BY THEIR ACTIONS AND HAVE TO BELIEVE SUCCESS COULD BE AN EXPERT ON THIS ISSUE.>>INTERESTING PERSPECTIVE, LET’S GET YOUR REACTION TO HIM EXPLAINING HIS FEELINGS ON THIS. WE MUST CALL FOR CHANGE, MY PRIDE HAS BEEN CUT SHORT BY THE MULTIPLE SHORTCOMINGS OF THE COUNTRY AND A PRESIDENT WHO SPREAD HATE. I CHOSE TO SACRIFICE MY MOMENT TODAY AT THE TOP OF THE PODIUM TO CALL ATTENTION TO ISSUES I BELIEVE NEED TO BE ADDRESSED. WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THAT?>>SACRIFICE MUST BE A MALLEABLE WORD THESE DAYS. THAT’S WHAT I TWEETED TO HIM BECAUSE SACRIFICE MEANS GIVING SOMETHING UP AND ALL HE GOT WAS MORE FOLLOWS AND RETWEETS AND TALKING ABOUT HIM ON THE NEWS. A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T LIKE HIM BECAUSE OF THIS AND I’M SURE HE REGAINED A LOT OF FANS, PLENTY OF PEOPLE SUPPORTING THE COLIN KAEPERNICK PROTEST WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING WHY, JUST TRENDING TO DO SO HE DOESN’T GET TO USE THE WORD SACRIFICE IN THIS SITUATION. I DON’T HAVE A MONOPOLY ON SACRIFICE, NEITHER DOES OUR MILITARY BUT WE ARE CERTAINLY –>>HERE’S A QUOTE FROM THE US OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE ON PODIUM PROTESTS, EVERY ATHLETE COMPETING COMMITS TO TERMS OF ELIGIBILITY INCLUDING TO REFRAIN FROM DEMONSTRATIONS THAT ARE POLITICAL IN NATURE, WE ARE DISAPPOINTED THEY CHOSE NOT TO HONOR THEIR COMMITMENT. OUR LEADERSHIP, REVIEWING WHAT THE CONSEQUENCES MAY — WHAT DO YOU THINK THE CONSEQUENCES SHOULD BE KICK YOU>>DON’T KNOW THIS PERSON SHOULD HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO STAND ON THE PODIUM AGAIN.