Dallas Cowboys fans, still stinging from a Thanksgiving Day defeat at the hands of their arch-rivals, the Washington Redskins, appealed to the White House for a solution this weekend. But the Obama administration has already removed the online petition from its “We the People” page, citing a “violation or our Terms of Participation.”
“We, the Citizens of the Great State of Texas, and Dallas Cowboys fans worldwide, have been oppressed by an over controlling, delusional, oppressive dictator for way too long,” the petition read.
“Request the Executive Branch’s immediate assistance in removal of owner and GM, Jerry Jones. His incompetence and ego have not only been an extreme disappointment for way too long, but moreover, it has caused extreme mental and emotional duress.”
Jones purchased the Cowboys franchise in 1989 and made himself the general manager. He has been the subject of on-again, off-again controversy in Dallas throughout the team’s annual roller-coaster ride through the football season.
The Cowboys won Super bowls in 1992, 1993 and 1995, but haven’t advanced to the NFL’s championship game since.
The petition collected more than 4,000 signatures, according to ESPN, before the White House sacked it Tuesday afternoon.
There has been no word from the Obama administration on whether his electoral defeat in the Lone Star State — or his own residence in Redskins Country — contributed to the abrupt take-down.