Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy suspended a player for kneeling during the national anthem.On September 24, 2023,
SpaceXMania published a post alleging that Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy had suspended a player for kneeling during the national anthem:
Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Mike McCarthy Suspends a Receiver on the Spot for Anthem Kneeling
Mike McCarthy, head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, made a bold move that sent shockwaves around the NFL in a league that has gotten increasingly politically heated over the years.
Following a game in which one of his wide receivers kneeled during the national anthem, McCarthy promptly punished the player, stating emphatically, "Not on my field."
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We previously reported on claims that Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick had banned or terminated players who knelt during the national anthem.