Athletes Who Protested The National Anthem

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Both the Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans decided not to take the field while the national anthem played prior to their matchup. The Seahawks’ players released a statement saying: “We will not stand for the injustice that has plagued people of color in this country. 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.”

The singer who sang the national anthem for their game, Meghan Linsey, knelt at the end of her performance as well.

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