A Handful of NFL Players Continue to Protest During Anthem
According to The Associated Press, several NFL players continued to protest during the U.S. national anthem on Sunday, Nov. 19.
Kenny Stills, Julius Thomas, and Michael Thomas of the Miami Dolphins took a knee. New York Giants defensive lineman Olivier Vernon also took a knee. Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters stayed in the tunnel for the anthem.
Later, during the afternoon games, Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat for most of the national anthem and stood for the Mexican national anthem, drawing the ire of President Donald Trump. The team played the New England Patriots in Mexico City.
“Marshawn Lynch of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders stands for the Mexican Anthem and sits down to boos for our National Anthem. Great disrespect! Next time NFL should suspend him for remainder of season. Attendance and ratings way down,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
Marshawn Lynch of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders stands for the Mexican Anthem and sits down to boos for our National Anthem. Great disrespect! Next time NFL should suspend him for remainder of season. Attendance and ratings way down.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2017
Marshawn Lynch doesnt respect America enough to stand for our National Anthem. No problem standing for Mexico's anthem. This is today's @NFL #BoycottNFL #StandForTheAnthem #MAGA #IStand #TakeAHike pic.twitter.com/1WXmRVPEP9
— J_Patriot_Train (@r_little_finger) November 19, 2017
During Sunday night’s game that saw the Philadelphia Eagles crush the Dallas Cowboys, Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod raised their right fists while Chris Long put his left arm around Jenkins, according to Pennlive.com.
Last week, several NFL players took a knee during the national anthem—during Veteran’s Day weekend.
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