President Donald Trump offered a simple solution to the National Football League as it deals with an upswell of National Anthem protests by professional football players-set a rule prohibiting kneeling during the National Anthem.
The Cowboys knelt in unison before the anthem was even played.
"We're doing everything in our power to help the hard-hit people in both places", Trump said.
This week's most-watched show, Sunday's game between the Denver Broncos and the Dallas Cowboys, raked in 25.96 million viewers. But 69 percent said current race relations in the United States were bad with 80 percent saying racism was either a big problem or somewhat of a problem in society.
"We have created a system of sports in the U.S. that reflects our society", Coakley said.
Fans are also noting the mixed messages.
National Basketball Association players are sparring with the president, as well.
In a separate feud, Mr Trump also withdrew a White House invitation for the National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors and star player Stephen Curry. "All you guys who did stand, America appreciates it. Bye Colts, I'm done with you, hope a lot more people banned your a-".
"So proud of NASCAR and its supporters and fans", Trump wrote on Twitter on Monday. "Thanks to the sacrifices of many, we live in a country of unparalleled freedoms and countless liberties, including the right to peacefully express one's opinion". He says: "Jerry is a victor who knows how to get things done. And when I came out of that locker room, I had a choice to make".
Remember, Kaepernick began taking a knee during the national anthem in the 2016 season and there have been only a few notable athletes who have joined in the protest since.
Trump brought up the topic for the fifth day in a row, dating to a speech to a crowd of supporters in Alabama on Friday night, when he referred to an National Football League player making a gesture during "The Star-Spangled Banner" as a "son of a bitch".
He followed the remark with a series of tweets over the weekend.
"I hope that I'm clear and I hope that our team is clear: We want to respect the flag".