GLENDALE, Ariz. — Dallas Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones has been a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, so the hypothesis was that he wouldn’t permit his gamers to kneel in the course of the nationwide anthem.
The Cowboys and their proprietor did kneel, although not in the course of the anthem.
Following a weekend of kneeling and protesting throughout the NFL, the Cowboys and their proprietor displayed their very own model of unity Monday night time, kneeling on the sector earlier than rising as a gaggle earlier than the enjoying of the nationwide anthem.
The Cowboys went into the locker room and returned to the sector for the anthem, lining up between the sideline and the yard markers on the sector.
Arm-in-arm, they dropped to a knee as an enormous flag was carried onto the sector, with Jones and his household within the center close to the 50-yard line.
Quite a few boos rang out throughout College of Phoenix Stadium because the Cowboys kneeled and continued because the gamers rose, nonetheless arm-in-arm, and stepped again to the sideline because the flag was unfurled throughout the sector. They remained related as Jordin Sparks sang the nationwide anthem.
The Arizona Cardinals had their very own image of unity after a weekend of protests within the NFL, gathering alongside the objective line arm-in-arm in the course of the nationwide anthem. They have been joined by proprietor Michael Bidwell, his household and basic supervisor Steve Keim.
Greater than 200 NFL gamers kneeled, sat or prayed through the nationwide anthem on Sunday after President Trump stated any participant who doesn’t stand for the nationwide anthem ought to be fired.
Three groups didn’t take the sector for the nationwide anthem and quite a few NFL house owners got here out towards Trump’s statements.