Wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson took a knee, possibly setting off a new war of words between NFL players, fans divided between their love for football and their love for their country and even President Donald Trump.
Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins resumed his national anthem protest prior to the Eagles' game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, raising his fist in the air along with teammate De'Vante Bausby, per 97.3's John McMullen.
It was a show of solidarity with the ongoing protests against police brutality and racial injustice, launched by former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in 2016 and banned by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in May.Читайте также: Schuette, Whitmer to face off for governor in November election
In July, the NFL made a decision to suspend its new anthem policy which required all players on the field to stand for the national anthem. The NFL said in May that players had to stand at attention or stay in the locker room, with teams facing fines and individual players subject to team penalties.
Kaepernick applauded the Dolphins players shortly after the display for their protest of "systemic oppression".
Defensive end Michael Bennett walked out of the tunnel as the anthem played and "spent the anthem walking toward the bench", the news outlet reported.
Several Jacksonville Jaguars players were not on the field for the playing of the anthem before their preseason game against the New Orleans Saints, according to The Florida Times Union. In July, the league and players association jointly announced that the new rule was "frozen" until further notice.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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