Is everyone OK with this? I’m not. The Dallas Cowboys came onto the field for the NFL Monday Night Football game. Before the anthem was played, they knelt, arms locked in solidarity on the sidelines, owner, coaches, players, everyone right down to the waterboy.
Then, when the anthem started playing, they stood, arms still locked.
To me, it was like they were saying, “OK, we will stand for your stupid anthem if that is what it is going to take to shut you up, but cops are still racists who love killing black people, so we will kneel on our own just because black power.
Nice try. Sorry, I ain’t buying it!
UPDATE: This article was published during the Monday Night Football game between the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. A very small percentage of commenters (in fact, only two of the hundreds who have commented here so far in the comments section, below, on our facebook pages, Twitter, Google +, other social media sites, and about 40 facebook groups we belong to) think we at Powdered Wig are liars because Googling the reason for the Dallas Cowboys taking a knee would somehow yield a different reason than the obvious optics.
From The Washington Times
After a chaotic weekend of NFL teams struggling to respond with one voice to the criticisms directed at the league by President Trump, Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys seemed to have found a solution before Monday Night’s game in Phoenix against the Arizona Cardinals.
Cowboys players and staff, including the owner, lined up across the field before the national anthem and took a knee briefly, then stood in unison to link arms for Jordin Sparks’ rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
The Cardinals also stood, arms linked, for the anthem.
No players on either team were shown sitting or kneeling on the ESPN cameras, something of a surprise after a weekend of games across the league in which by some accounts more than 200 players sat or knelt in a rebuke of President Trump.
The president said Friday during a stump speech in Alabama that kneeling during the anthem is disrespectful and unpatriotic and that NFL owners should fire players who protest during the anthem.
For many players in the predominantly black NFL, the president’s rebuke smacked of racism, and some teams responded Sunday by staying in the locker room during the anthem, some players knelt and some sat,