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NFL players kneel during the National Anthem

Updated 9:37 AM ET, Sat February 3, 2018
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Following President Donald Trump's comments at an Alabama rally on September 22, 2017, an unprecedented number of players took a knee and locked arms on the field in a dramatic show of defiance. Here, members of the New England Patriots -- Trump's all-time favorite team -- kneel during the National Anthem before a game against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium on September 24 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Jim Rogash/Getty Images
That same day, members of the Indianapolis Colts take a knee during the National Anthem ahead of their game against Cleveland Browns at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Michael Reaves/Getty Images
Buffalo Bills players kneel during the National Anthem before their game against the Denver Broncos at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York. Brett Carlsen/Getty Images
Jacksonville Jaguars players kneel during the National Anthem before the NFL International Series match at Wembley Stadium, London. Simon Cooper/PA Images/Getty Images
Members of the Detroit Lions take a knee during the National Anthem before their game against the Atlanta Falcons at Ford Field in Detroit. Rey Del Rio/Getty Images
Miami Dolphins players, from left, Laremy Tunsil, Maurice Smith, Jarvis Landry and Julius Thomas take a knee during the National Anthem prior to a game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Steven Ryan/Getty Images
Baltimore Ravens players kneel during the National Anthem during the NFL International Series match against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium in London. Alex Pantling/Getty Images
Miami Dolphins players kneel during the National Anthem before playing the New Orleans Saints at Wembley Stadium on October 1 in London. Henry Browne/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Members of the San Francisco 49ers kneel during the National Anthem ahead of their game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sparked the anthem protest when he took a knee in September 2016 to call attention to racism and police brutality. Norm Hall/Getty Images North
Members of the Houston Texans kneel during the National Anthem before the game at CenturyLink Field on October 29 in Seattle. Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images North America/Getty Images