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All eyes on the Panthers vs Saints game during NFL, Trump battle

All eyes on the Panthers vs Saints game during NFL, Trump battle

Ahead of their clash this afternoon (24 September) at London's Wembley Stadium, NFL players for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens took a knee during the U.S. national anthem in protest of President Donald Trump's recent comments.

During a rally on Friday night in Alabama, Trump challenged team owners to get rid of players that protest during the anthem, and called on fans to walk out of games if such protests go on.

"We kind of all traded turns making bad plays", said Flacco, who was 8-of-18 for a passer rating of 12.0.

The Ravens were in London to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars, with all players on both sides interlocking arms in a show of unity.

Khan wrote: "It was a privilege to stand on the sidelines with the Jacksonville Jaguars today for the playing of the USA national anthem at Wembley Stadium. We believe it's the best way to work through any issue we are facing, on and off the field", owners Terry and Kim Pegula said in a statement distributed by the Bills. "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".

But when it came time to play the British national anthem, the players happily rose to their feet. Ravens coach John Harbaugh and Jaguars coach Doug Marrone stood with their team as well as their coaching and medical staffs during the anthem.

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An unrepentant Trump doubled down on his comments early on Sunday however, repeating his demand for players to be sacked and urging fans to boycott games if the protests continued. "That's democracy in its highest form".

Maxwell tweeted: "Don't be surprised if you start seeing athletes kneeling in other sports now!"

In the first National Football League game since Trump called for players who took part in the protests to be sacked and games boycotted, around 20 players and staff knelt.

But Sunday saw a different type of football, and a different type of protest, at the famed stadium.

Commissioner Roger Goodell, who has taken heat for Kaepernick's struggle to find a team, quickly condemned Trump's comments. There is no better example than the fantastic response from our clubs and players to bad natural disasters we've experienced over the last month.

The NFL Players' Association president Eric Winston said Mr Trump's comments were "a slap in the face to the civil rights heroes of the past and present". New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, a major Trump presidential campaign donor, was confirmed by the Senate last month as Trump's pick to serve as USA ambassador to Britain.


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