Most Americans disapprove of National Football League player protests: ESPN poll

Most Americans disapprove of National Football League player protests: ESPN poll

Most Americans disapprove of National Football League player protests: ESPN poll

The Cowboys, including owner Jerry Jones and the coaching staff, briefly kneeled on the field before the anthem on Monday night in Arizona as a show of unity.

More than 200 players kneeled or sat during the anthem last Sunday after Trump criticized the National Football League in a speech and a series of tweets.

Brees tweeted Friday morning, "As a way to show respect to all, our #Saints team will kneel in solidarity prior to the national anthem & stand together during the anthem".

A week ago, more than 200 players either sat, knelt or raised a fist in defiance after the President criticised individuals such as Colin Kaepernick who had taken to kneeling to draw attention to discrimination - particularly by the police - against people on colour.

And last Thursday, he continued the crusade, drawing a rebuke from the NFL after he said football team owners are afraid of their players. Nothing not one thing has happen, the only thing that has happen is these players are showing disrespect to the American flag and those who have died defending Americans of every color and race.

America continues to see divisiveness about NFL players protesting during the national anthem and people get triggered about it.

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President Donald Trump has been vocal in his opposition to NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, and now he's pulling the Chicago Blackhawks into the fray.

The NFL, however, rejected the President's remarks as not factual.

The brash billionaire posted: "Very important that NFL players STAND tomorrow, and always, for the playing of our National Anthem". Two teams - the Tennessee Titans and Seattle Seahawks - remained in their locker rooms during the song altogether. Players on other teams-such as the Green Bay Packers, Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns-took the same position as the Bears and locked arms with their teammates during the anthem.

Trump said he began criticizing the players because he has "so many friends that are owners". He had fought back tears last Sunday when asked about his president's comments, with Trump having described those who kneel as "sons of b******". "Players will stand for Country!"

Anthem protests polarized fans throughout the week as many booed in the stadium or took to social media to express their displeasure. "We respect our flag", Trump said to loud applause at the campaign event.

Jackson pointed to the First Amendment in defending the rights of Kaepernick and other protesters, stating they have a right to kneel during the National Anthem.

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