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Matt Patricia gets emotional during national anthem

Matt Patricia

Matt Patricia was emotional during the playing of the national anthem on Sunday.

FOX was televising the Detroit Lions-Dallas Cowboys game and showed a video clip of Patricia with tears in his eyes for the anthem. Patricia was honoring service members with buttons on his jacket.

FOX announcer Kevin Burkhardt shared that Patricia’s grandfather was a World War II veteran and Patricia has several friends overseas who are serving the country. Burkhardt noted that the Lions are heavily involved in the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) charity. The team hosted several families for Sunday’s game through the TAPS program for their Salute to Service game.

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