All eyes were on the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football, where they were playing the Arizona Cardinals, to see if “America’s team” would follow the trend of kneeling for the National Anthem or if they would rise above politics and respect the nation’s flag.
That question was answered last night, as the Cowboys attempted to cater to both sides of the political isle by kneeling prior to the National Anthem, but standing with locked arms during it. The entire Cowboy’s team, including their owner Jerry Jones, took a knee on the field shortly before the National Anthem played.
Although the smug smile on Jerry Jones’ face indicated his obvious pleasure at this act of protest, the fans sitting in the sold out stadium were not so happy. In the video below, you can hear the massive number of boos coming from the crowd and even the announcer makes note of it.
Even though the boos may not sound extremely loud in the video, they must have been roaring for those present in the stadium itself if it was able to be picked up by the cameras on the field.
The Dallas Cowboys were widely known as “America’s team”, at least prior to their kneeling, espousing the patriotism and values that America has come to be known for.
Recall that after a Black Lives Matter inspired murderer went on a rampage in Dallas and killed 5 police officers in July of 2016, the Dallas Cowboys wanted to wear small stickers on the helmet to stand in solidarity with police around the country. That request, however admirable it may have been, was denied by the NFL. Still, the NFL and team owners seem like they can’t kneel fast or often enough when the cause is anti-America and anti-Trump. Yet, supporting police officers or honoring the victims of 9/11 is just too controversial for these “patriots” in the National Football League.