USA live television coverage of the Dolphins-Saints game on the Fox Sports network showed only one, fleeting wide-angle image of the kneeling Dolphins players.
The decision by the Saints appeared to follow the Dallas Cowboys' lead.
"Jay's success has given us a player who gains national media attention and can create headlines through scoring TDs in a way that a lineman, for example, can never achieve". On Monday night, before "America's Team" competed against the Arizona Cardinals, the players and their owner, Jerry Jones, displayed their own version of unity by kneeling on the field before rising as a group prior to the playing of the national anthem.
The kneeling protests began in the preseason of 2016, when former San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the anthem in response to police killings of black Americans.
He also seemed to refuse to buy himself as a decoy, with no desire to even look like any sort of active participant, during a wildcat play against the Saints, in true Cutler fashion. Many owners and coaches joined the demonstrations, which came after President Donald Trump suggested that any players who knelt during the anthem should be kicked off the field by National Football League owners and lose their jobs. Respect our Flag and our Country! But if you do it to the anthem, and you're not disrespecting the anthem, people are going to watch. They then stood for the British anthem, God Save the Queen. Many Dolphins stood with arms locked before last week's game, while some players knelt and a number wore #ImWithKap T-shirts while warming up before the contest.