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Cowboys' Jerry Jones: Anthem 'Not the Place' to Stage Protest

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By    |   Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 04:09 PM

Count billionaire Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys – which had once become affectionately known as "America's Team" – on the side of President Donald Trump as he has denounced NFL players' protests of the U.S. flag and National Anthem.

"I do not think the place to express yourself in society is as we recognize the American flag and all the people that have made this great country – the very opportunity for us to be there in front of the nation," Jones told Fox Business' "Mornings With Maria."

"So that's not the place to do anything but honor the flag and everybody that's given up a little for it."

As protests were staged throughout the NFL Sunday, including a Pittsburgh Steelers "unification meeting" in the locker room during the National Anthem at Chicago's Soldier's Field, a U.S. Army Ranger veteran on the Steelers refused to participate in his team's protest.

Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva, who served in Afghanistan, stood outside the stadium tunnel from the locker room, stood during the National Anthem with the traditional right hand over the heart.

President Trump tweeted his support of "solidarity" in players locking arms during the anthem, but rebuked kneeling as "not acceptable."

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Count billionaire Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys - which had once become affectionately known as "America's Team" - on the side of President Donald Trump as he has denounced NFL players' protests of the U.S. flag and National Anthem."I do not think the place to...
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