Texans take knee to protest owner's controversial comment

Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson left and Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman

Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson left and Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman

The Houston Texans all got on the plane for the team's game against the Seattle Seahawks, but that doesn't mean the controversy over owner Bob McNair's comments is over. They did not follow reported plans to remove the Texans' logo from their helmets.

McNair, who has since apologized for the comments, said that the NFL "can't have the inmates running the prison" for not punishing players who do not stand for the national anthem.

On Friday, several Texans players reportedly walked out of practice, but later returned following the comments.

"As I said yesterday, I was not referring to our players when I made a very regretful comment during the owners meetings last week".

"I think it was ignorant", Brown told ESPN.

Members of the Houston Texans kneel during the national anthem before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on October 29, 2017, in Seattle, Washington.

The Houston Texans added offensive tackle Duane Brown to the active roster Saturday.

The Seahawks, who have extended their search for a starting tackle ahead of Tuesday's National Football League trade deadline, also hosted free agent tackle Branden Albert for a visit earlier this month before he left without a contract. Let's see what happens without you.

Video posted on twitter showed most of the team kneeling on the sideline and linking arms.

Trump later revisited the issue in a series of controversial tweets, which endorsed a boycott of the NFL.

An Oct. 15-17 HBO Real Sports/Marist poll found that 51 percent of respondents opposed rules that would force players to stand, while 47 supported the decision.

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