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'How disgraceful is that? People booing you for taking a stand for what you believe in': FC Dallas defender Reggie Cannon condemns fans who jeered and shouted 'U-S-A' as players took a knee during American national anthem before MLS game A handful of fans jeered Dallas and Nashville players as they took a knee Players from both sides protested against racism while national anthem played  One fan shouted 'stand up' and 'U-S-A' while another threw a water bottle 3,000 socially distanced spectators were allowed into the Toyota Stadium Dallas defender Reggie Cannon was critical of his team's own fans for reaction 

By Adam Shergold for MailOnline

Published: 11:59 BST, 13 August 2020 | Updated: 11:59 BST, 13 August 2020

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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

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

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

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