MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
The Dallas Cowboys took a knee Monday prior to the national anthem, but stood for the performance with locked arms. The Arizona Cardinals did the same, joining a lengthy list of NFL athletes who protested in some form during playings of the national anthem prior to Week 3 games after Donald Trump made what they claim “were divisive comments” throughout the weekend.
The Cardinals, meanwhile, arranged for a gigantic American flag that covered the length of the field to be carried out and unfurled by dozens of fans, military and law enforcement veterans.
During the singing of the anthem by Jordin Sparks, the Cowboys stood with locked arms, as did the Cardinals. It did not appear that any members of the Cardinals took a knee during the pre-game ceremony.
Jerry Jones has publicly said he believes the flag needs to be honored.
The Dallas Cowboys just made quite a statement of unity, together as a team, ahead of Monday Night Football. pic.twitter.com/UHj1cH94OP
— RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) September 26, 2017
Dallas Cowboys unite arm in arm, then take knee together before anthem, then stand for anthem. pic.twitter.com/9276XmUL4K
— Brian Brinkley (@BrianBrinkleyOK) September 26, 2017
— Nicole Theodore Esq. (@BizLawyerATL) September 26, 2017
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