The NFL’s Dallas Cowboys entire team linked arms and knelt during the US national anthem, and the crowd booed them.
Like their hero Obama these people have no respect for America.
On Monday night, the entire Jerry Jones owned Dallas Cowboys football team, including owner Jerry Jones and coach Jason Garrett, lined up on the field, locked arms and took a knee for several moments before the national anthem began to play.
As the team moved back to the sideline and locked arms for the anthem, the crowd at the stadium could be heard booing.
The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race. It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem. NFL must respect this!
According to an interview with Jones on HBO, after graduating from college in 1965, he borrowed a million dollars from Jimmy Hoffa’s Teamsters union to open up a string of Shakey’s Pizza Parlor restaurants in Missouri. When that venture failed, Jones was given a job at his father’s insurance company Modern Security Life of Springfield, Missouri. He received his master’s degree in business in 1970. After several other unsuccessful business ventures (including an attempt, again using Teamsters money, to purchase the American Football League’s San Diego Chargers in 1967), he began an oil and gas exploration business in Arkansas, Jones Oil and Land Lease, which became successful.
The demonstration was “a display of team unity across the entire organization,” according to the Cowboys spokesman David Helman. Unity against America, it’s flag and anthem, a direct affront to all Americans, and the crowd let them know.
“The decision allowed the Cowboys to make a team statement on the issue – albeit not during the anthem itself,” Helman said in a statement.
The other team on the field, Arizona Cardinals, made a similar gesture by linking arms during the national anthem.
The entire team, including owner Michael Bidwill, stood in the end-zone to “show unity for the ongoing league-wide protests,” said Darren Urban, the senior manager of the Cardinals website.
“The Cardinals players felt strongly about doing something after comments made by President Donald Trump late last week. Joining in the effort seeking equality for minorities, the players came up with the idea to stand during a meeting on Saturday,” Urban said in a statement.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell tweeted on Monday night, congratulating both teams for their “show of unity.”
On Monday, 49ers safety Eric Reid wrote an Op-Ed for the New York Times, saying that he became one of the first to join Kaepernick’s protest in order to “make a more powerful and positive impact on the social justice movement.”
“We spoke at length about many of the issues that face our community, including systemic oppression against people of color, police brutality and the criminal justice system. We also discussed how we could use our platform, provided to us by being professional athletes in the NFL, to speak for those who are voiceless,” wrote Reid, who is African-American.
President Trump said that the issue of kneeling at football games has “nothing to do with race.”
“It is about respect for our country, flag and national Anthem,” Trump said. “NFL must respect this!”
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders also said that Trump was “not talking about race” in his tweets, but “about pride in our country.”
“This isn’t about the President being against anyone,” Huckabee-Sanders told reporters at the White House press briefing on Monday. “This is about the President and millions of Americans being for something; being for honoring our flag, honoring our national anthem, and honoring the men and women who fought to defend it.”