Auburn, Ala. (EETV) - This past Sunday and Monday, NFL players took a knee during the National Anthem. This was in reaction to the President of the United States, Donald Trump’s comments based on his Twitter account and one of his campaign styled-rallies in Alabama.

He said, “Get that son of a b**** off the field right now. Out. He's fired.” 

President Trump said this in regards to some NFL players not standing for the National Anthem. He then continued to make comments on his twitter account.

Notable NFL players such as Justin Houston, linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs; Brandon Marshall & Von Miller both linebackers for the Denver Broncos; Jarvis Landry, wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins; Mike Evans & Desean Jackson, both wide receivers for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Ezekiel Elliott, running back for the Dallas Cowboys; Dez Bryant, wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys kneeled during the National Anthem in reaction to Trump’s comments

According to various media outlets, LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills running back, sat and stretched during the National Anthem. 

McCoy told CNN after the game, "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.”

People reacted to what NFL players did during the National Anthem but, kneeling during the National Anthem is nothing new to the NFL. 

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem last year. He took a knee to protest police violence against minorities. 

Kaepernick told the NFL Media,"To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way, there are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder."

According to Sports Illustrated, Roger Goodell, NFL Commissioner said, “The way we reacted today, and this weekend, made me proud,” Goodell said. “I’m proud of our league.”



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