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BOYCOTT: Full List Of NFL Players Who Protested the National Anthem Today

Here’s who’s been taking a stand Sunday:

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Green Bay Packers

Green Bay Packers players, including quarterback Aaron Rodgers, stand with arms locked during the national anthem before their game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Packers starting quarterback Aaron Rogers and Bengals starting quarterback Andy Dalton were among the players on both teams who stood and locked their arms on their sidelines. Three Packers players also sat during the national anthem.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Chargers

Members off the Los Angeles Chargers lock arms in protest before a football game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
A number of Chargers players stood with their arms interlocked and other sat. Some Chiefs players knelt, including linebacker Justin Houston who knelt towards the players bench

“I believe in honoring the American flag and supporting all of those who sacrifices protect the many freedoms we have in this country, including the right to have differences of opinion,” Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said in a statement.

Seattle Seahawks vs. Tennessee Titans

An empty Tennessee Titans bench during the national anthem for their game with the Seahawks.
The Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans remained in their locker rooms during the national anthem before their game.

“The players jointly decided this was the best course of action. Our commitment to the military and our community is resolute and the absence of our team for the national anthem shouldn’t be misconstrued as unpatriotic,” the Titans organization said in a statement.

The Seahawks said the team made the decision together.

“We will not stand for the injustice that has plagued people of color in this country. Out of love for our country and in honor of the sacrifices made on our behalf, we unite to oppose those that would deny our most basic freedoms,” the Seahawks players said in the statement.

Titans cheerleaders were seen standing on the sidelines with hands over their hearts, like many fans in the stands.
Meghan Linsey, a Nashville singer and runner-up on NBC’s The Voice,” sang the national anthem. On the last note, Linsey and her guitarist took a knee.

Cleveland Browns vs. Indianapolis Colts

Cleveland Browns players take a knee and join arms during a game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Several Browns players locked arms. Some stood, while others knelt on the sideline. Colts players were also locked arm-in-arm while they stood or took a knee.

New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers

New Orleans Saints players sit on the bench during the national anthem before a game against the Carolina Panthers.
Several Saints players sat on the bench or knelt while others stood. Panthers starting quarterback Cam Newton and his teammates stood during the anthem.

There was swift reaction to the actions of some Saints players. A restaurant in Chalmette, Louisiana, near New Orleans, refused to show the Saints game on television.

“Some of our local players chose to sit during the National Anthem, which will not be supported or praised at WOW,” WOW Cafe & Wingery of St. Bernard wrote on its Facebook page.

Denver Broncos vs. Buffalo Bills

Denver Broncos Von Miller, left, and Brandon Marshall take a knee during the anthem before their game.

Five-time Pro Bowl selection Von Miller was among several Broncos players who knelt on the sidelines, while Garett Bolles and Virgil Green stood with their fists in the air.

Multiple Buffalo Bills players stood with arms around each other on the field while some players knelt with their arms interlocked. Some of those who stood held the shoulders of other players.

Bills running back LeSean McCoy stretched during the national anthem, according to a video from CNN affiliate WKBW.
“I can’t stand and support something where our leader of this country … is acting like a jerk, angry and upset about NFL players protesting in a peaceful manner,” McCoy said after the game, WKBW reported.

New England Patriots

Members of the New England Patriots kneel before a game against the Houston Texans.

While most players from both teams, Tom Brady among them, opted to lock arms, more than a dozen Patriots — including running back James White, wide receiver Brandin Cooks and Pro Bowl cornerback Stephon Gilmore — took knees.

In the owner’s suite above them, Patriots owner Robert Kraft stood with his hand over his heart.

Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets

Wide receiver Jarvis Landry stands among his kneeling Dolphins teammates Sunday.

Jets head coach Todd Bowles and Dolphins owner Steve Ross both joined their teams, arms interlocked, before Sunday’s AFC East showdown.

On the Dolphins sideline, wide receiver Jarvis Landry stood during the anthem but locked arms with safety Maurice Smith and tight end Julius Thomas, both of whom knelt.

Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeff Lurie joins his players for the national anthem.

As Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins tweeted before the game, Philadelphia players locked their arms in unity. As a retired African-American serviceman, Petty Officer 1st Class Generald Wilson, belted out the anthem, Eagles CEO Jeff Lurie joined the team, locking arms with Jenkins on the sideline. Linebacker Mychal Kendricks opted not to join his team and stood off to the side during the anthem.

“Having spoken with our players, I can attest to the great respect they have for the national anthem and all it represents,” Lurie wrote. “We … firmly believe that in this difficult time of division and conflict, it is more important than ever for football to be a great unifier.”

Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions

Rico LaVelle closed out the national anthem on one knee Sunday.

Team owners Arthur Blank of the Falcons and Martha Firestone Ford of the Lions joined their teams on the sidelines, locking arms with their players. Starting running back Ameer Abdullah was among at least eight LIons players taking a knee during the anthem.

Detroit singer Rico Lavelle closed out his rendition of the anthem by taking a knee and holding his microphone aloft in his fist.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Minnesota Vikings

Wide receivers DeSean Jackson, forefront, and Mike Evans take a knee before Sunday’s game.

While both teams locked arms along the sidelines, Buccaneers star wide receiver Mike Evans and his counterpart DeSean Jackson knelt with their hands over their hearts. Coach Dirk Kover stood with his hand over his heart. The crowd applauded once “The Star-Spangled Banner” concluded.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Steeler and ex-Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva stands outside the tunnel during the national anthem.

As coach Mike Tomlin promised, the Steelers didn’t take the field for the national anthem. But offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva, a former captain in the Army and ex-Ranger who did three tours in Afghanistan, stood in the tunnel, hand over heart, as the anthem played.

Tomlin had said before the game his squad would remain in the locker room.

Baltimore Ravens vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Retired Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, in a sportcoat, joined his former team during Sunday’s protest.

Six-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champ Suggs was atop the list of Ravens players taking a knee before the game in London. Alongside him was retired Ravens legend Lewis, who locked arms with wide receiver Mike Wallace and linebacker C.J. Mosley.

Other coaches and players locked arms during the anthem.

At least a dozen Jaguars took knees during the anthem, including defensive standouts Calais Campbell and Jalen Ramsey, as well as their No. 4 draft pick, running back Leonard Fournette.

Team owner Shad Khan joined his players in protest Sunday.

The majority of players locked arms, as did the coaching staff and Pakistani-American team owner Shad Khan, who said in a statement that he met with team captains prior to the game to express his support.

“Our team and the National Football League reflects our nation, with diversity coming in many forms — race, faith, our views and our goals,” he said. “We have a lot of work to do, and we can do it, but the comments by the President make it harder. That’s why it was important for us, and personally for me, to show the world that even if we may differ at times, we can and should be united in the effort to become better as people and a nation.”

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31 Comments

31 Comments

  1. Pat Green

    September 25, 2017 at 1:48 am

    “The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem.
    “During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition…
    …It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.” A62-63 in the Official NFL Rule Book.

  2. Joe LeBlanc

    September 25, 2017 at 1:49 am

    Everyone has that right to protest but to insult the nation and it’s flag which has given them the freedoms is amazing. Either way it is freedom but not on the job which pays them million to entertain and use it to insult the audience i cannot agree with.

  3. Chris Ramos

    September 25, 2017 at 1:51 am

    Disgusting Millionaires make me Sick

  4. Walter

    September 25, 2017 at 1:54 am

    Let them volunteer for one week in a VA hostpital and see how they feel after that.

  5. Lewis D. Boyd

    September 25, 2017 at 2:01 am

    These Blacks are not beautiful.

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  7. William Crocker

    September 25, 2017 at 2:12 am

    THanks for telling me now I am done with you NFL!!!!

  8. Michelle

    September 25, 2017 at 2:12 am

    I’m am protesting as well!!!! As myself and family will not be watching , attending or supporting in anyway an organization that would condone such distasteful actions by overpayed boys…All of our team jerseys just went in trash. Guess we’ll just watch NASCAR!

  9. Brenda Myers

    September 25, 2017 at 2:13 am

    The NFL has disgraced this great country. This is the wrong venue the fans are not happy they went to see a game not a protest

  10. Harry Brown

    September 25, 2017 at 2:15 am

    funny how none of these pos did this shit when black wonder boy was is office… fuck every last one of these rats

    • Betsy

      September 25, 2017 at 2:29 am

      I wouldn’t say anything about this is funny. I am/was totally in shock that anyone wouldn’t stand for our National Anthem and/or Pledge of Allegiance. But, since Trump has been ‘on the scene’, everything has be ‘vulgarized’. He is crude and hypocritical. I wouldn’t be surprised if the NFL players are taking a stand against Trump, not our Flag. As for the color of their skin … Yes. They and Obama are black. Problem is, Trump is still Trump. There is trouble and controversy following him everywhere. Thus, we find the problem. The first move should be from the Congress.

    • judi jj

      September 25, 2017 at 2:58 am

      AMEN!!

    • Banshee

      September 25, 2017 at 9:22 pm

      I think Kaepernick was doing it back then.

  11. Rogelio Escobedo

    September 25, 2017 at 3:10 am

    IN MY OPINION: IF SOMEONE IS DISRESPECTING AMERICA-IT IS TRUMP BY SHOWING RED FLAGS OF RACISM FAILING TO RESPECT OTHERS IN AMERICA! —THE NFL PLAYERS ARE DISRESPECTING THE MILITARY OR VETERANS OR EVEN THE FLAG. —THEY ARE DISRESPECTING TRUMP SINCE IT IS TRUMP’S FAULT THAT THE NFL PLAYERS ARE EXERCISING THEIR FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION TO SEND A MESSAGE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT TRUMP IS ENABLING RACISM LIKE HE DID IN CHARLOTTESVILLE. —AT THE SAME TIME-IN MY OPINION-TRUMP IS EXPLOITING A “FAKE PATRIOTISM” TO COVER UP FOR HIS INCOMPETENCE AND RACISM IN HIS ADMINISTRATION. —YOU HAVE TO BE A GULLIBLE TRUMP SUPPORTER NOT TO SEE THE TRUTH!—SEMPER FI!

    • Maubi

      September 25, 2017 at 4:25 am

      If you don’t respect our countries flag and the men and women who died to give you those freedoms why are you even here. Go back to the countries in which you claim to love, because frankly true Americans don’t want you here !!!

    • Dick

      September 25, 2017 at 4:31 am

      You are gullible, naive, and have poor understanding. Troubling that you would end your disloyal post with “Semper Fi”!

    • J Ford

      September 25, 2017 at 5:25 am

      fuck you rogelio! & the horse you rode in on

    • Mary

      September 25, 2017 at 11:05 am

      give it up loser. Obama did far worse regarding race pimping than any president in history. And your ending – more like a Marine wannabe. What a joke.

    • Princess Diana

      September 25, 2017 at 3:47 pm

      My dad was “Semper Fi” and he would be having a fit at all of this stuff. If these players do NOT like what they call “social injustice”, whatever that is, they should go change the situation. I agree, the “ghetto” or housing projects are not necessarily good places to live but what they are doing does NOT change that. They are overpaid dopes. Go to the housing projects and work with the youth so they do NOT have to repeat the cycle. Yes, I have been there with my church, feeding and encouraging them but you know, most of them did not want help or change.It is an ugly cycle which needs to be changed. Those athletes could help and encourage that change. They are heroes and would listen much more from them than what we did.

    • Steve

      September 25, 2017 at 10:29 pm

      Uuuh, racism? Is that all you got? The only racists I am aware of are muslims, blacks and latinos and liberal un-Aemerican trash like you.

    • tony

      September 25, 2017 at 11:23 pm

      stfu u illegal motherfuker! you don’t know jack shit about this country! go home illegal!!!

    • tony

      September 25, 2017 at 11:24 pm

      stfu u illegal motherfuker! you don’t know jack shit about this country! go home illegal!!!

    • AmericanPatriot

      September 26, 2017 at 4:44 am

      This crap started before Trump took office. They are protesting because of a false narrative. Learn the facts before you spew BS & lies!

  12. PissedOffVeteran

    September 25, 2017 at 4:07 am

    Wow Trump was president when Kap started this kneeling tread? You’re an idiot! They are absolutely disrespecting those that served in Wars to give them their right to protest the Anthem has nothing to do with Bad COPS, Bad COPS are a disgrace to all Americans! But spitting in the faces of VETERANS is disgracedul!5

  13. Justin

    September 25, 2017 at 4:57 am

    I wonder how many of these kneeling goons would become soldiers and defend the flag. You cant defend the flag kneeling. Disgusting

  14. Mandi

    September 25, 2017 at 4:58 am

    I find this to be a slap in the face to our military members and this country. Well is like this I have been a football fan for years and I never seen the day that I would boycott the NFL well that day is here I am done with the NFL and will boycott any other sport that this starts in if they feel this is the way to take care of this then I feel I will boycott them they have the money and the means to take care of this in other ways but no….make a fool out of your self the way you are good bye to the NFL from a long time fan

  15. Mary

    September 25, 2017 at 11:08 am

    These overpaid self-entitled babies have no clue what it’s like to be oppressed. When will the whining bed wetters get it that these football players live like kings and don’t give a rats bum about the average man? Bunch of narcissistic giant egos running around with a ball. Unbelievable, half of them can probably barely read. Who in heck cares what they think?

  16. Kathy

    September 25, 2017 at 11:51 am

    they say it’s because they are not happy with police, well what does disrespecting the flag, the anthem and the Country, i don’t understand this. and what about when they celebrate when hitting a white player, to me they are saying they hate white people.

  17. BeatriceStCyr

    September 25, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Kneel because you don’t like Trump? Love of country and the flag for which our country stands pre-dates him. Taking a knee because everyone else is… and because Trump dislikes it is but a small moment in time. I’ll always stand for my flag – it’s a symbol of our freedom that will outlive us all. 100 years from now, we will be back to standing — and that flag will still be there.

  18. Banshee

    September 25, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    I take it none of the Giants took a knee.

  19. Dorothy

    September 26, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    I have no sympathy for these ingrates who are living in a country that afforded these misfits the ability to earn millions of dollars for playing a game. Obviously, it’s the only thing they can do. They have no talent for anything other than throwing a ball around. These misfits and ingrates should be fired asap and fined $50,000 for every time they took a knee to DISRESPECT OUR FLAG, OUR ANTHEM AND OUR COUNTRY. They are no longer Americans…what they are is anybody’s guess, but they no longer belong here.

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