That's why we live in this country. What did he actually say? "He talked to law enforcement and got involved. Get the day's big stories + fun stuff you love like mock drafts, picks and power rankings. Not only did he show his support but he went out and did something in the community.". John Elway Lays Down The Law: ‘Kneel On My Field And You’re Fired On The Spot’. It can pull (you) away, because it does get a lot of attention. "It felt great!" I think one thing -- where we stand and where I stand with the Broncos -- is, 'That's OK and we will respect that and whatever you want to do is fine with us. But when you're doing anything, just understand what it's doing to our football team. Elway's Broncos are currently holding joint practices with the 49ers, so Elway decided to weigh in. If we do that, everything's going to be fine. "Brandon made a point last year, but he carried it forward. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Commissioner.com is a registered trademark of CBS Interactive Inc. site: media | arena: nfl | pageType: stories | If you believe that it is real, you should have your head examined. This material may not be reproduced without permission. Now the legendary quarterback has shared the Broncos plan going forward for the season. Help preserve this vital resource. All Rights Reserved. He made it clear that he will respect the decisions of everyone on the team – whether they choose to kneel or stand. “We have talked to team,” Elway said. Sports Illustrated. The 2020 NFL season starts on Thursday night, and the conversation of protests against racial injustice are still prevalent. Flagg Eagleton Satire You Can Kneel For. Somebody wants to kneel, respect the rights.” #9sports. This item was not a factual recounting of real-life events. Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world. I was proud of Brandon. According to our sources inside the locker room who may or may not have direct … My stance is that everybody has their right to do what they wish to do and their beliefs are their beliefs. This bit of satire may have sounded a bit familiar to some readers. In 2018, Potatriotsunite.com’s sister website, America’s Last Line of Defense, posted a piece of fiction claiming that Elway had fired three players who knelt during the national anthem. He just didn't make a stand on the field. Jensen, Chad. John Elway, former Super Bowl-winning quarterback and Head of Football Operations for the Denver Broncos, has laid down some ground rules for the upcoming season of the NFL. So I only advise or tell our players this: I respect where you stand. We fact-checked the claims of those who sought to downplay the seriousness of the pandemic in the weeks prior to the 2020 presidential election. The only thing that I would say to our players is to make sure it's not hurting your teammate. It remains a potentially divisive topic across the NFL, and many fans have even said they won’t watch NFL games until the players stop kneeling. "I honestly never knew how the organization felt about what I did.". PotatriotsUnited.Com. Broncos general manager John Elway has made his stance on kneeling during the national anthem public, and it is fraught with conditionals. When he was asked about linebacker Brandon Marshall, who joined in on the protests last year, Elway emphasized the things Marshall did off the field to make his point. “John Elway Lays Down The Law: ‘Kneel On My Field And You’re Fired On The Spot. section: | slug: broncos-gm-john-elway-breaks-silence-gives-his-stance-on-player-protests | sport: football | route: article_single.us | The 2020 NFL season starts on Thursday night, and the conversation of protests against racial injustice are still prevalent. Any similarities between this site’s pure fantasy and actual people, places, and events are purely coincidental and all images should be considered altered and satirical. Each football team and its players have conducted conversations about a plan of action, and what is best for the team while bringing awareness to important issues. Readers beware. I just don't want that pulling away from our team. 5:33 pm ET, NFL deals with ugly week of COVID-19: Here's the latest, Aaron Jones injury update: Packers' RB active for TNF, Chiefs place best defensive player on COVID list, The NFL playoff proposal that fixes big problem, Why Fitzpatrick showed up wearing super short shorts. “There will be no kneeling during the national anthem in this stadium. Snopes and the Snopes.com logo are registered service marks of Snopes.com. John Elway, NFL Hall of Famer and general manager of the Denver Broncos, has spoken out about his team’s plans for kneeling during the national anthem. “John Elway Breaks Silence with Statement on Police Brutality & Racism.” © 2004-2020 CBS Interactive. But the bottom line is that can't get in the way with our main goal. According to our sources inside the locker room who may or may not have direct knowledge of what’s going on, Elway is already polishing up his index finger to point at the traitors he’ll fire. An image shared on Facebook claims Denver Broncos General Manager John Elway said, “Kneel on my field and you’re fired on the spot.” Verdict: False There is … …. The world is watching to see if U.S. President Donald Trump wins a second term, or if Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. A number of NFL players joined him in kneeling, but many disapproved of the protest. Claim: Says John Elway told NFL players “Kneel on my field and you’re fired on the spot.” Elway on Anthem: “we have talked to team … where I stand is where Broncos stand … players can do as they wish …. Many people wondered whether or not Kaepernick's politics prevented the Broncos from ultimately pulling the trigger, a claim that Elway has emphatically denied. And that is to compete for world championships.'. Marshall was apparently kept in the dark about the team's response. The conditions are perfect this year for a werewolf sighting. If the questions and everything -- if the tenor changes of what goes on in these interviews and you're not talking about our next opponent, you're talking about what's going on in the world -- that's not the best thing for our football team. See above if you’re still having an issue with that satire thing. According to Denver7, when they texted Marshall, he was excited about Elway's words. Speaking to 9Sports, Elway said that he’s held talks with the team about the ongoing matter. A social media rumor incorrectly compared the number of registered voters in 2018 to the number of votes cast in 2020. Just about every NFL team, at some point, has had differing opinions on the matter, and each has handled the controversial kneeling differently. All we ask is everybody respect everybody. Denver Broncos owner John Elway said any player who kneels during the national anthem would be fired on the spot. he told Denver 7 in a text. 16 June 2020. And some have even changed their stance. Elway also dispelled rumors that the Broncos were looking for quarterback help earlier this month, calling them "fake news" via tweet. It was a heck of a detailed response, particularly from someone who's been mum for so long. Neither of the aforementioned satirical articles accurately represent Elway’s attitude toward protests during the national anthem. It is not a lie and it is not fake news because it is not real. “Where I stand is where Broncos stand… players can do as they wish… All we ask is everybody respect everybody… If someone wants to stand, respect they want to stand. For example, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones previously would not allow his team to take a knee. Viral images of Exxon gas station signs were shared in October 2020, ahead of Election Day. Did John Elway Lay Down the Law on Players Kneeling During National Anthem. There were rumors during the 2016 offseason that the Broncos were pursuing Colin Kaepernick via trade, but ultimately nothing came of those rumors. It comes a day after 49ers GM John Lynch spoke out on the protests, saying that while he respects players' rights to protest, he thinks that they're "divisive." With that being said, I still respect that they have the right to do what they wish to do. Broncos general manager John Elway has made his stance on kneeling during the national anthem public, and it is fraught with conditionals. … If someone wants to stand, respect they want to stand. Subscribe to our newsletter for new stories, tips & events. Somebody wants to kneel, respect the rights.”, Elway on Anthem: “we have talked to team … where I stand is where Broncos stand … players can do as they wish … All we ask is everybody respect everybody. However, Jones’ stance has recently changed, and he said his players can kneel if they want to. The article originated with a website that describes its output as being humorous or satirical in nature, as follows: Everything on this website is fiction. Reactions on Elway’s kneeling stance are sure to be divided as well. '” But I just hope that when they do those types of things, that what they take into (account) is to think about their teammates first. 16 June 2020. On June 16, 2020, Potatriotsunite.com published an article alleging that John Elway, general manager of the Denver Broncos, had “laid down the law” by telling players that anyone who kneels during the national anthem would be fired on the spot: John Elway Lays Down The Law: ‘Kneel On My Field And You’re Fired On The Spot’. He went out in the community and did something and talked to different people," Elway said. They have the right to display whatever they wish to display. John Elway, NFL Hall of Famer and general manager of the Denver Broncos, has spoken out about his team’s plans for kneeling during the national anthem. Critics of the president latched onto his use of the phrase "Joe's shot," in a speech in October 2020. You rely on Snopes, and we rely on you. The Alamo City Trump Train Facebook Group was used to organize the convoy's movements. In June 2020, the Broncos’ owner released a statement on social media saying that he supported the players who were “using their platform and influence in a positive way to create change,” and that he was joining them to speak out against “racism, police brutality and any injustice against the black community.”, After a lot of listening, I wanted to share some of my thoughts and felt it was time to join this important conversation. pic.twitter.com/2ncnFvmq33. To date, no Cowboys player has taken a knee during the anthem. John Elway, former Super Bowl-winning quarterback and Head of Football Operations for the Denver Broncos, has laid down some ground rules for the upcoming season of the NFL. I want these guys to understand we're football-first and we want to win football games.