NFL Players Kneel Again After Trump Insists Protests End

NFL stands strong against Trump’s divisive words

Trump on the other hand, called the act of kneeling before the anthem "big progress".

Players and teams throughout the NFL continued to protest during the national anthem before games in Week 4 of the season.

Starting with the first game on NFL Sunday during the third week of the season, several teams and, in some cases, the owners, participated in their own #TakeAKnee protests as a show of solidarity.

Protests are expected to be at a minimum on Sunday however, with teams now calling for unity, and NFC North rivals Green Bay Packers chose to link arms with each other in a show of unity rather than protest, with fans in the stands putting their rivalry aside to do the same.

At a political rally two days before, he said owners should fire players who don't stand and called such players a "son of a bitch", angering many in the league. Respect our Flag and our Country!'

Team members of the Buffalo Bills kneel during the National Anthem this past weekend
Team members of the Buffalo Bills kneel during the National Anthem this past weekend

Kaelin Clay, Cedric Thornton, Mike Tolbert, Shareece Wright, Taiwan Jones and Jerel Worthy were the Bills players who knelt during the national anthem. Nevertheless, do members of the military really see kneeling during the national anthem an insult to their service? [NL2N1M40CQ] Some African-American players adopted the symbolic gesture of kneeling during the anthem over the past year to protest against racial disparities in the USA criminal justice system.

Taking time away from a Twitter rant against criticism of the federal response to hurricane damage in Puerto Rico, he tweeted: 'Very important that NFL players STAND tomorrow, and always, for the playing of our National Anthem. He says "most people agree" with him.

Trump said he began criticizing the players because he has "so many friends that are owners". "I think they're afraid of their players, you want to know the truth".

The NFL rejected the president's remarks as not factual. The announcer thanked the audience for the moment of prayer and the players stood for the anthem.

Unlike last week when the Pittsburgh Steelers stood in the tunnel during the national anthem, players were on the sideline as the anthem was performed. No Falcons players were kneeling during the national anthem. Dallas remains one of six teams not to kneel, sit or raise a fist during the national anthem. "I think everyone has the right to protest, but I think you have to choose your stage wisely", said Laura Williams, who works in healthcare.

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