Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, kneeled with his team before the playing of the “National Anthem” during Monday Night Football‘s contest with the Arizona Cardinals. When the song began playing, Jones and the team stood up, perhaps hammering home Sterling Sharpe‘s angle that everyone is missing the point with the #TakeAKnee protest.
As the Cardinals were introduced, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones, and executive vice presidents Stephen Jones, Charlotte Anderson and Jerry Jones Jr., stood locked arm in arm with Dallas’ players, coaches and staff.
Before a giant American flag was unfurled that covered almost the entire field, the Cowboys — including Jerry Jones — took a knee briefly as a group. This took place before the national anthem, and led to a smattering of boos from the crowd in Arizona that included a large number of Dallas fans.
But during the national anthem, the Cowboys stood locked arm in arm, and no one took a knee or appeared to show any sign of silent protest.
Yeah, we don’t think this is what the protests were intending to address. Of course, the Cheeto-In-Chief President Donald Trump thought the act was a sign of progress as reported by USA Today.
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