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ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football’ will break with tradition and air the national anthem tonight

ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football’ will break with tradition and air the national anthem tonight
Baltimore Ravens kneel for anthem
Players from the Baltimore Ravens kneel during the national anthem in a game on Sunday.

AP Photo/Matt Dunham

ESPN’s presentation of “Monday Night Football” will break with tradition and televise the national anthem tonight, ESPN confirmed to Business Insider.

The network’s airing of the national anthem before the game between the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals comes amid a prominent protest movement of kneeling during the anthem, which saw more than 200 players participate on Sunday.

The movement has received repeated condemnation from President Trump, who in turn has faced backlash from NFL owners, athletes,…

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