You may recall seeing a report a couple of weeks ago regarding how the National Football League declined a request by the Dallas Cowboys to wear a special decal on their helmets honoring the police officers slain in the tragic Black Lives Matter movement-inspired shooting in Dallas this summer.
But while the NFL can prevent the professional team in Dallas from paying homage to the men and women in blue who serve and protect the city, they have no such control over the college teams that play in the metropolis.
According to The Daily Caller, special decals will appear on the helmets of the Dallas-based Southern Methodist University football team in their nationally televised game Friday night against Texas Christian University from neighboring Fort Worth.
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“This will be a big game for us as we honor our local first responders and pay tribute to them. It’s an opportunity for us and our great city of Dallas to come together and lock arms and pay tribute to the lives that left us way too soon,” declared coach Chad Morris in a statement to the press.
It was also reported that now-former Dallas police chief David Brown will preside over the pregame coin toss.
While many football fans have been somewhat dismayed by the protests and the anti-police attitude of some players throughout the NFL this year, they can take solace in the fact that college football still remains at least partially uncorrupted by today’s over-politicization of everything — at least for now.
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