Hundreds of protesters take a knee outside AT&T Stadium

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Hundreds of protesters showed up outside AT&T Stadium before the start of the Eagles-Cowboys game on Sunday night.

The protest was organized by Friendship West and Pastor Freddie Haynes, via Mike Leslie of WFAA. Protest organizers supplemented police with their own volunteer security.

Some in the crowd wore Colin Kaepernick jerseys.

Protesters, who gathered around the Tom Landry statue, were silent for 30 minutes before kickoff, per Leslie. Once the national anthem began inside, most in the crowd took a knee.

Protesters then recited the Pledge of Allegiance, emphasizing “Justice” and then chanted “All! All! All!”

Inside, Eagles Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod raised their fists during the playing of the national anthem. LeGarrette Blount knelt, facing the bench in prayer at the start of the song before standing. Cowboys defensive lineman David Irving raised his fist at the end of the anthem.

49 responses to “Hundreds of protesters take a knee outside AT&T Stadium

  1. It’s all about ” look at me ” and self promotion now. If the TRUE object was to bring attention to what they felt was social injustice and awareness. That has been done. All the protesting now is only hurting them. Isn’t it time to move on?

  2. GOod because police brutality should not be accepted by anyone, they’re supposed to serve and protect, not kill young unarmed minorities.

  3. All the problems in this world and these knuckleheads want to spend their energy on fighting for the rights of Colin kaepernick?

  4. Tens of millions sat at home, just to give you some perspective on how anti protesters feel when nobody is watching.

  5. Protesters then recited the Pledge of Allegiance, emphasizing “Justice” and then chanted “All! All! All!” Some here calling these protesters losers. In what way are they being offensive? Maybe you’re the loser.

  6. And what does this have to do with pro football? Blacks are disproportionately represented in the NFL compared to the nation’s population, and most get rich. This is like PETA protesting outside a yarn factory for some reason.

  7. “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there does it make a sound?”. If the media stopped covering this, would anyone care?

  8. Tens of millions sat at home, just to give you some perspective on how anti protesters feel when nobody is watching.

    Most of us don’t do the wave when we’re in our living rooms either, genius.

  9. Ah, I finally get it, a QB that stinks, and would come loaded with baggage, can’t get a job. Therefore, the logical conclusion is that the NFL, which is dominated by minorities, is a racist organization..makes perfect sense.

  10. Not a good look Kneeling Football League where a guy, LeGarrette Blount, who physically assaulted another man on live tv, is the poster child for the kneelers for the Eagles team. Think about that Sponsors.

  11. “shlort says:
    November 19, 2017 at 9:27 pm
    Hundreds? Wow. Quite a massive majority.”

    Yeah, but CNN pulled the cameras in for a really tight shot to make it seem like a lot.

  12. Breaking news!!!! Breaking news!!! I’m mean wow. What would we do without an update of what every individual player did during the anthem to disrespect our fallen soldiers. Breaking breaking breaking news!!!

  13. The sad thing is that Jones and the Cowboys do not disagree with equality. They just want to show respect to the national anthem. Jones took a knee with his whole team just not during the anthem. The people protesting are protesting Jones because he wants his team to respect the anthem. The protesters have completely forgotten the reason these protests started in the first place. Meanwhile, Lynch sits for US anthem and stands for Mexican anthem. Really?? A place with unprecedented sex trafficking, drug trafficking, prostitution, and thoroughly corrupt police force gets Marshawn’s respect, but USA doesn’t? That is the perfect illustration of ignorance for those that feel that protests have to take place during the anthem of the greatest country in the world. These people have NO CLUE what they are even doing. It’s the sadness of a culture that is lost and just grasping at anything new to try to feel its own pulse. I’m sorry that you are so desperate to be noticed folks. I find that putting my efforts into my career and family are VERY fulfilling. Try to pour yourselves into those things sometime and hey, you never know, maybe instead of your life pouring through your fingers like water you’ll find a purpose to grab hold of.

  14. Meanwhile, ratings continue to plummet and the TV advertising is already down $500 million dollars. But keep reporting your ‘facts’ about 30 hired paid activist protesters and not the empty stadiums. Shills.

  15. And this is news because? The guy cancelled an $18 million dollar guaranteed contract. these sorry asses want feel sorry for him. What bunch of dumb shi#s.

  16. It is ironic that the players wold respect the British anthem, as they have enslaved every race on earth at one time or another, and Mexicos anthem, as they have are known for having a terribly corrupt government and police system, but can’t stand for the American anthem. Do the reporters even think about this as questions for the players? Or are they to busy looking at the spectacle to even notice?

  17. They need to extend ole Rog’s contract ASAP! He could have nipped this in the bud last season, but didn’t have the guts to be a LEADER! We need him to be the face of the NFL, so the quicker the NFL can die a fast, painful death!!!! Morons!!! You go get ’em Jerry & try to save them from themselves 🙁

  18. ackattack22 says:
    November 19, 2017 at 9:32 pm
    “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there does it make a sound?”. If the media stopped covering this, would anyone care?
    ***************************************************************************
    The same people who run the media, run Hollywood run the World Banks … are you starting to see a pattern.
    “He who controls the news … controls the world.

  19. “Didn’t watch a single second of football today. Keep it up idiots”.

    Some will say it is idiotic to skip watching an entire game, a game you apparently enjoy, because you might see a couple of seconds of someone kneeling or raising a fist before the game even starts.

  20. cardinealsfan20 says:
    November 20, 2017 at 6:50 am
    “Didn’t watch a single second of football today. Keep it up idiots”.

    Some will say it is idiotic to skip watching an entire game, a game you apparently enjoy, because you might see a couple of seconds of someone kneeling or raising a fist before the game even starts.

    I say it’s idiotic for a sports league to allow their players to make polarizing political statements when they’re simply there to entertain us by playing a game.

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