National Football League players kneel during anthem at London game

Rosalie Stanley
October 2, 2017

He also seemed to refuse to buy himself as a decoy, with no desire to even look like any sort of active participant, during a wildcat play against the Saints, in true Cutler fashion.

The move is a departure from the actions of dozens of NFL players who have deliberately been kneeling during the national anthem in defiance of Trump's public scolding over the silent protests, which began over a week ago and haven't waned.

But there appeared to be no protests in several other other games, including the New England Patriots' clash with the Carolina Panthers and the Dallas Cowboys home game with the Los Angeles Rams.

Trump then attempted to threaten a boycott if players did not stand during the national anthem.

The move drew criticism from Trump and fans, with accusations that the protesting players were disrespecting the national anthem and the USA military.

It is meant to call attention to what the protesting players see as a pattern of racism in the treatment of African-Americans by United States police. In his off-the-cuff speech, Trump criticized any NFL player who decide to take a knee while the national anthem is performed.

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On Saturday, Trump again raised the issue on Twitter, demanding players stand for the anthem.

Detractors of that particular brand of protest have argued it's disrespectful to the flag and military.

Three Dolphins - Julius Thomas, Michael Thomas and Kenny Stills - kneeled during the American anthem in defiance of US President Donald Trump.

Roger Goodell of National Football League just put out a statement trying to justify the total disrespect certain players show to our country.Tell them to stand!

The game kicks off at 9:30 a.m. on Fox Sports. "That's frustrating, and we didn't score any points so that sucks even more".

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