NFL Players Kneel to Protest Anthem in First Game Since Trump Remarks

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Ravens-Jaguars yields mass protests in response to President Trump

The Pittsburgh Steelers remained in the locker room as the national anthem played before their game with the Chicago Bears.

Dozens of NFL players for the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars showed a unified front on Sunday and kneeled as the national anthem played during the start of their game in London, defying President Trump's attacks on the league's athletes.

Khan obviously wasn't going to let that fly.

The protests continued into Sunday's afternoon slate of games.

Players from nearly every team in the National Football League showed their solidarity in protest of recent comments by President Trump, either taking a knee or locking arms during the national anthem on Sunday.

"We will continue to support our players' freedom to peacefully express themselves and the meaningful efforts they make to bring about positive change in our country", Kroenke said in a statement.

Jaguars owner Shad Khan linked arms with team players in solidarity at the game in London's Wembley Stadium. "He's fired, '" said Trump.

"Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out!" We respect their demonstration and support them 100 per cent.

For those who don't remember, Lewis had one of the more interesting hot takes on free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick in early September, during what most would consider the Baltimore Ravens' clumsily handled flirtation on signing Kaepernick.

The back-and-forth between Trump and the National Football League began at a rally the president held in Alabama on Friday.

The comments criticizing African-American athletes, who are taking a stand against institutional racism and inequality, stirred up Trump's conservative base as he grapples with North Korea's nuclear threats, an investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election and ties to Trump associates while also struggling for a legislative win on healthcare in Congress.

"The main thing we talked about coming in at halftime was not letting up", said Hurns, who whose 5-yard touchdown reception from Bortles in the second quarter gave the Jaguars a 20-0 lead.

On Saturday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell issued a statement criticising Trump's comments. "Inside these lines, we may have our differences, but recognize there's more that unities us. There is no better example than the fantastic response from our clubs and players to the awful natural disasters we've experienced over the last month", said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

National Basketball Association players have also been protesting Trump after he rescinded the National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors' White House invitation, apparently because of criticism from Steph Curry (like he cared).

"The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture".

Several NFL players have been vocal on social media in reaction to Trump's comments.

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