NFL Players Who Protested National Anthem in Week 11; One Stands for Mexican Anthem

By Craig Bannister | November 20, 2017 | 10:30am EST
NFL players continued to kneel during the Anthem (Screenshot).

National Football League (NFL) players continued to protest the National Anthem as it played before games in Week 11 of the season. One protester, Oakland Raider Marshawn Lynch protested the U.S. National Anthem, then stood up in respect for the Mexican national anthem that followed at a game played in Mexico City.

These 10 players from seven NFL teams protested the National Anthem in Week 11, as reported by ESPN:

  • Oakland Raiders: Running back Marshawn Lynch sat during most of the Anthem – but stood throughout the playing of the Mexican national anthem.
  • Philadelphia Eagles: Safety Malcolm Jenkins and safety Rodney McLeod raised fists during the National Anthem.
  • New York Giants: Defensive end Olivier Vernon knelt during the Anthem.
  • Kansas City Chiefs: Cornerback Marcus Peters stayed in the tunnel during the National Anthem.
  • Miami Dolphins: Wide receiver Kenny Stills, safety Michael Thomas and tight end Julius Thomas took a knee during the Anthem.
  • Los Angeles Rams: Outside linebacker Robert Quinn put his right fist in the air as the Anthem played.
  • Tennessee Titans: Wide receiver Rishard Matthews stayed in the locker room during the Anthem.

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