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New Orleans Saints will kneel before, then stand during the national anthem

Source: Lance Washington, FOX 8 Source: Lance Washington, FOX 8
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The New Orleans Saints will take a page from the Dallas Cowboys playbook during the national anthem before Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins in London, England.

Quarterback Drew Brees tweeted this morning that the team would kneel together before the anthem begins, but then stand together when the anthem begins.

The Dallas Cowboys, including owner Jerry Jones, handled the anthem protest in the same manner on Monday night before their game against the New York Giants.

New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson said in a statement later in the morning that standing for the national anthem and the flag is an honor "we must bestow upon our military men and women - the honor we must show our flag- and standing at attention for our flag and our national anthem is a powerful symbol we must respect. ."

Benson said that as an owner in the NFL, he has met players, coaches, and staff from many backgrounds.

"But as this week has demonstrated, there are very sensitive, difficult and emotional matters affecting this country," Benson said. "Now more than ever we must find solutions that unite and don't divide us."

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