Bills, Dolphins and Lions players knell but most stand for anthem
The number of NFL players kneeling during the American national anthem reduced dramatically ahead of yesterday’s fixtures.
More than 200 players from across the league protested in the last round of matches as part of a movement to highlight perceived racial injustice.
US president Donald Trump has been highly critical of the NFL players’ actions and he urged them to reconsider in a tweet on Saturday.
The vast majority of players did stand this weekend, although there were exceptions, with six Buffalo Bills players, three from the Miami Dolphins and two from the Detroit Lions taking a knee.
The Baltimore Ravens knelt before the anthem after an announcement asking supporters to join in a prayer for “unity, kindness and justice for all Americans”. They were jeered by some fans despite standing for the anthem itself.
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