Trump: Boos by Valley fans after Cowboys kneeled was 'loudest I have ever heard'

Trump: Boos by Valley fans after Cowboys kneeled was 'loudest I have ever heard'
Posted at 3:29 PM, Sep 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-26 18:29:50-04

Fans booing the Dallas Cowboys after the team briefly kneeled before Monday night's game in Glendale was the "loudest I have ever heard," President Trump tweeted Tuesday morning.

Cowboys players and coaches, along with team owner Jerry Jones, collectively took a knee prior to the national anthem before their game vs. the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Fans could be heard booing while the Cowboys kneeled.

The Cowboys then walked back to the sideline and stood together as Valley resident Jordin Sparks sang the national anthem.

"The booing at the NFL football game last night, when the entire Dallas team dropped to its knees, was loudest I have ever heard. Great anger," Trump tweeted.

Hundreds of players across the NFL protested in some form during the national anthem before last weekend's games after Trump called for NFL players who choose to sit or kneel during the anthem to be "fired."

The Cardinals decided to link arms and stand together in the south end zone during the national anthem Monday night. After the game, Cards wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald said it was a team decision.

Later on Tuesday, Trump called for the NFL to prohibit players from sitting during the national anthem.