Though no one seemed to notice through the first 13 pre-season and regular season games at the American Airlines Center, the Dallas Mavericks have quietly decided to drop “The Star-Spangled Banner” from their pre-game festivities.

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said it was his decision. He previously voiced support for Colin Kaepernick and other athletes who opted to take a knee during the anthem in protest of systemic racism in the U.S.

Cuban also once tweeted that those upset about the non-violent protests during the anthem could “complain to your boss and ask why they don’t play the National Anthem every day before you start work.” (New York Post)

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