Dallas Fans Booed & Threw Objects As Players Kneeled During National Anthem (VIDEO)
Major League Soccer players from FC Dallas and Nashville SC found themselves in an uncomfortable position as they were met with boos from a small crowd after they took a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement before a match Wednesday night in Frisco, Texas.
The boos came as MLS for the first time allowed up to 5,000 fans to attend the game in the 20,500-seat stadium due to the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing guidelines.
“You can’t even have support from your own fans in your own stadium,” FC Dallas defender Reggie Cannon said. “It’s baffling to me.”
“As a team we try to give the best possible product on the field, and these last six months have been absolute hell for us. Absolute hell,” he added.
Cannon said he was anticipating some negative reaction from fans over kneeling before the anthem.
“It hurts me because I love our fans, I love this club, and I want to see the support that the league has given us, that everyone has given us, from our fans,” he said.
Nashville prevailed over Dallas, 1-0.
The two teams play again on Sunday.