The Dallas Cowboys are about as American as American football gets, and even they kneeled before their game Monday night against the Arizona Cardinals.
To be clear, “America’s Team” — along with its famous billionaire owner Jerry Jones — kneeled before the national anthem on Monday Night Football.
That’s not quite the same as kneeling during the anthem. Still, some fans booed the team after the gesture was over.
The move comes after a weekend in which more than 200 players kneeled, sat, or stayed in the locker room during the national anthem before NFL games across the country in protest of police brutality and racial inequality.
President Donald Trump ranted Friday about protesting NFL players at a rally in Alabama.
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out. He’s fired! He’s fired!'”
That unleashed an avalanche of criticism from pro athletes, including NBA superstar LeBron James.