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Washington Commanders Coach Jack Del Rio Apologizes For Describing January 6th Riot As “Dust-Up”

Washington Commanders Coach Jack Del Rio issued an apology for describing the January 6th riot as a “dust-up.”

Jack Del Rio via NBC Sports Washington YouTube

Del Rio described the riot as a dust-up while addressing the media in regards to his recent tweets questioning “why the summer of riots, looting, burning and the destruction of personal property is never discussed.”

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Speaking to the media, Del Rio, said, “I just asked a simple question. Let’s get right down to it. What did I ask? A simple question. Why are we not looking into those things if we’re gonna talk about it? Why are we not looking into those things?”

“Because it’s kind of hard for me to say I can realistically look at it,” he continued. “I see the images on TV, people’s livelihoods are being destroyed, businesses are being burned down — no problem.”

 

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“And then we have a dust up at the Capitol. Nothing burned down,” he noted. “And we’re going to make that a major deal. I just think it’s kind of two standards. And if we apply the same standard and we’re going to be reasonable with each other let’s have a discussion. That’s all it was. Let’s have a discussion. We’re Americans, let’s talk it through. I’m for us, you know? Having a great opportunity to have a fulfilled life.”

“Like I said every way which way I can when I’m here it’s about love and respect. I love my guys. I respect my guys. But I also love the fact that I’m an American and that means I’m free to express myself and I’m not afraid to do that,” he concluded.

Del Rio has now issued an apology for his description of the January 6th riot as a dust up.

He posted to Twitter, “I made comments earlier today in referencing the attack that took place on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021. Referencing that situation as a dust-up was irresponsible and negligent and I am sorry.”

While he apologized for describing the riot as a dust up, he did double down on his condemnation of the riots that raged across the country in the summer of 2022. He added, “I stand by my comments condemning violence in communities across the country. I say that while also expressing my support as American citizen for peaceful protest in our country.”

“I have fully supported all peaceful protests in America. I love, respect, and support all my fellow coaches, players, and staff that I work with and respect their views and opinions,” he concluded.

Source: Jack Del Rio Twitter

What do you make of Jack Del Rio’s apology, but also his doubling down on the condemnation of violence?

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