— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) September 26, 2017
Just before tonight’s Monday Night Football Game between the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals, the entire Cowboys team, staff, family and even owner Jerry Jones linked arms and kneeled PRIOR TO.. yes, PRIOR TO the playing of the national anthem.
They then proceed to stand during the playing of the National Anthem and it would seem like they did just enough to make both sides happy on the stance.
Well, they were wrong. The team’s official twitter account posted a picture (as see above) of the team kneeling before the anthem and Cowboys fans flooded their mentions with anger and even threatened to not be fans of “America’s Team” anymore.
I’ve been a Cowboy fan my whole life. I’m done with you.
— James Thompson (@thompjptoot) September 26, 2017
Shameful and rightfully and soundly booed. Jones will regret this one. Done with them. Fan since 75
— Jeff Metz (@JT_Metz) September 26, 2017
It’s called being on the fence, playing both sides. I expected more from Jerry Jones & the American team, Dallas Cowboys! So disappointed 😥
— Mary Davis (@maddiebutkovich) September 26, 2017
I have been a fan for 45 years I’m done with you! 😡 protest when you’re off the job, not on the job!!!
— Rodney Evans (@RodneyEvans) September 26, 2017
They shouldn’t have bye bye
— Danny Dye#the people (@Dannydye7) September 26, 2017
Dallas Cowboys no longer AMERICAS TEAM…
— Belinda Sulik (@MissICU2) September 26, 2017
Congrats, you lost a fan of 20 years.
— Dewey 🤷🏻♂️ (@DeweyDSP) September 26, 2017
As a lifelong cowboys fan – im very disappointed- #freedom
— PastorBarrettMadison (@pastorbmadison) September 26, 2017
— Candace Sturcken (@ConservtveCandy) September 26, 2017
So the Cowboys think all cops and military are racist. Yes I know it’s before the anthem, but that’s what this action ultimatley means, no?
— Rick Wheeler (@RfWheels3015) September 26, 2017
Doesn’t matter if before anthem taking a knee shows you stand with Kaep that wore pig cop socks #shame
— starbecky (@2wednesday1225) September 26, 2017
So lets recap:
- Dallas Cowboys team kneels prior to the national anthem, still stands for the national anthem. So, they didn’t protest anything.
- Yet, fans are still mad.