Many of you called the Jags to find out. Here is their response from one of those requests:
“Thank you for reaching out. These photos were taken more than a year ago at City Hall during a public pep rally held in advance of one of our playoff games. As this was a pep rally cheering on the team, Jaxson and the members of THE ROAR likely misinterpreted the “Take ‘Em Down” slogan to be a reference to our opponent. THE ROAR and Jaxson posing with a sign does not imply an endorsement by the team as a whole.”
We appreciate the Jaguars clearing up this matter. AND…we would like to encourage them to do their due diligence with their image issues. This photo was used by some members of the group on their own facebook pages sending a message that the Jaguars supported this group and their mission which is quite disturbing. See their mission here: https://www.jacksonvilleprogressivecoalition.org/
Maybe the Jaguars could train THE ROAR and Jaxson to be careful about posing with signage for groups.
Additionally, we encourage our viewers to stay on top of this issue. Once the local election is over, they will be bombarding City Council members with their message to take down local monuments they deem unacceptable. Use your voice and speak up if you disagree with them.