By Adam Shergold for MailOnline
Published: 11:59 BST, 13 August 2020 | Updated: 11:59 BST, 13 August 2020
FC Dallas player Reggie Cannon has condemned his team's own fans after a small minority booed players as they kneeled during the American national anthem before a game on Wednesday night.
Players from both Dallas and opponents Nashville decided to take a knee as the anthem was played ahead of their Major League Soccer (MLS) fixture.
Around 3,000 spectators were allowed into the Toyota Stadium to watch the game with numbers restricted amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
A handful of spectators at the MLS match between Dallas and Nashville jeered players as they took a knee during the playing of the American national anthem on Wednesday evening
The players decided to make the protest against racial prejudice with the blessing of the MLS
Those in attendance had to sign a liability waiver saying they will not bring legal action against the clubs or the MLS if they contracted Covid-19.
But as the players protested against racial prejudice, a handful of fans jeered them with one shouting 'stand up' and 'U-S-A'.
One person was reportedly escorted out of the stadium after throwing a water bottle at the players as