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NFL Players Who Protested National Anthem Despite Veterans Day in Week 10

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | November 13, 2017 | 10:02 AM EST

Despite playing the day after Veterans Day, on a weekend National Football League (NFL) teams saluted U.S. veterans, some NFL players continued to protest during the National Anthem.

Players from these teams protested during the National Anthem on a weekend dedicated to honoring the sacrifices of those who have served our country, as reported by ESPN:

  • San Francisco 49ers: Safety Eric Reid and receiver Marquise Goodwin knelt during the National Anthem, while wide receiver Louis Murphy held up his right fist during the anthem in his first game since re-signing with the team this past week.
  • New York Giants: Olivier Vernon knelt during the anthem
  • Los Angeles Rams: Outside linebacker Robert Quinn, inactive for the game because of an illness, put his right fist in the air during the national anthem.

Additionally, several New Orleans Saints players knelt before the Anthem, but stood in respect while it was played.

UPDATE: Miami Dolphins: Wide receiver Kenny Stills, safety Michael Thomas and tight end Julius Thomas knelt during the National Anthem before Monday night's against the Carolina Panthers.


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