U.S. President Trump slams Cowboys for kneeling before anthem Monday

Dallas Cowboys owner, president and GM Jerry Jones showed solidarity with his team before their game against the Arizona Cardinals by linking arms & taking a knee before the singing of the National Anthem and then standing, still linked, during it.

If you’re worn out from the intersection of sports and politics we saw this past weekend, it looks like the president of the United States doesn’t want to see it go away just yet.

In response to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones kneeling before “The Star-Spangled Banner” with his players ahead of Monday night’s tilt with the Arizona Cardinals, U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter Tuesday morning to bash Dallas and the NFL – again.

Trump opened up an entire Pandora’s box of criticism over the weekend from the pro sports world after he said last Friday that the NFL should fire players who take a knee during the anthem, something he doubled down on Tuesday as well.

His comments seemed to only spur athletes to speak out and demonstrate more vocally and in greater numbers, with many NBA teams voicing their displeasure during their respective media days – the Toronto Raptors included – and NFL teams on Sunday locking arms, also taking knees and some even not coming out for the anthem.


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