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.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,