A handful of New England Patriots made a statement by taking a knee during the national anthem ahead of the team’s game against the Houston Texans on Sunday. Former Patriots tackle Matt Light did not agree with that statement. “If you think that it’s OK to take a knee during our national anthem and disrespect openly the national anthem, you are wrong,” Light told the Boston Herald after Sunday’s game. “I don’t care if you have a ‘but what about’ or a ‘it’s because of,’ that doesn’t’ matter.” Light said the kneeling would never have happened when he was with the Patriots. “As a guy that’s been there and helped set up the Patriot Way so they can walk in there and do what they do, it’s beyond disheartening,”
Following one of the most politically momentous weekends in NFL history, the eyes of the world are going to be trained on the University of Phoenix Stadium for Monday Night Football. For the Dallas Cowboys and their owner Jerry Jones, the spotlight could be uncomfortable. Jones, the 74-year-old oil billionaire, has already voiced his belief this season that NFL players should “respect the flag,” in an interview with radio station 105.3 The Fan in August.
Dolphins safety Michael Thomas started breaking up when talking about Trump calling him "a son of a b!tch." pic.twitter.com/Z4wroPcvzW — Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) September 24, 2017 Miami Dolphins player Michael Thomas delivered a powerful response Sunday