NFL players kneel, lock arms in unity after Trump tweets

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NFL players kneeled and locked arms in unity on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, after President Donald Trump tweeted that NFL fans should stop attending games in order to spur league and team officials to either “fire or suspend” players who protest by refusing to stand during the national anthem.

The New York Jets stand during the national
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The New York Jets stand during the national anthem prior to a game against the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Sep. 24, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Kenny Stills #10, Leonte Carroo #88, Jarvis Landry
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Kenny Stills #10, Leonte Carroo #88, Jarvis Landry #14, Maurice Smith #27, Laremy Tunsil #67 and Jay Ajayi #23 of the Miami Dolphins during the national anthem prior to a game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Sep. 24, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Members of the Philadelphia Eagles link arms during
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Members of the Philadelphia Eagles link arms during the national anthem before the game against the New York Giants on Sept. 24, 2017.

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Keenan Robinson and Brandon Marshall of the New
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Keenan Robinson and Brandon Marshall of the New York Giants link arms during the playing of the national anthem. Sept. 24, 2017.

Detroit Lions defensive end Armonty Bryant (97), defensive
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Detroit Lions defensive end Armonty Bryant (97), defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson (91) and defensive end Cornelius Washington (90) take a knee during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Detroit.

Members of the Indianapolis Colts take a knee
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Members of the Indianapolis Colts take a knee during the nation anthem before an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Indianapolis, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017.

Jermaine Kearse #10 and Josh McCown #15 of
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Jermaine Kearse #10 and Josh McCown #15 of the New York Jets stand in unison with their team during the National Anthem prior to an NFL game against the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium on September 24, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Jermaine Kearse #10 and Josh McCown #15, Jamal
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Jermaine Kearse #10 and Josh McCown #15, Jamal Adams #33 and Christopher Johnson CEO of the New York Jets stand in unison with their team during the National Anthem prior to an NFL game against the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium on September 24, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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Head coach Bill Belichick looks on as members
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Head coach Bill Belichick looks on as members of the New England Patriots kneel on the sidelines as the National Anthem is played before a game against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium on September 24, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

Members of the New England Patriots kneel on
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Members of the New England Patriots kneel on the sidelines as the National Anthem is played before a game against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium on September 24, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

Head coach Todd Bowles of the New York
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Head coach Todd Bowles of the New York Jets stands in unison with his team during the playing of the national anthem. Sept. 24, 2017.

Atlanta Falcons defensive tackles Grady Jarrett (97) and
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Atlanta Falcons defensive tackles Grady Jarrett (97) and Dontari Poe (92) take a knee during the national anthem before an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Detroit. Osorio)

New Orleans Saints players sit on the bench
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New Orleans Saints players sit on the bench during the playing of the national anthem before their game against the Carolina Panthers. Sept. 24, 2017.

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Members of the New England Patriots kneel during
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Members of the New England Patriots kneel during the national anthem before a game against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium on Sept.24, 2017 in Foxborough, Mass.

Minnesota Vikings players lock arms during the national
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Minnesota Vikings players lock arms during the national anthem. Sept. 24, 2017.

The Pittsburgh Steelers side of the field is
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The Pittsburgh Steelers side of the field is nearly empty during the playing of the national anthem. Sept. 24, 2017.

Members of the Indianapolis Colts stand and kneel
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Members of the Indianapolis Colts stand and kneel for the national anthem before the start of the game between the Colts and the Cleveland Browns at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sept. 24, 2017 in Indianapolis, Ind.

Members of the Cleveland Browns stand and kneel
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Members of the Cleveland Browns stand and kneel during the national anthem before the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sept. 24, 2017 in Indianapolis, Ind.

The New York Jets lock arms during the
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The New York Jets lock arms during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Members of the Indianapolis Colts stand and kneel
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Members of the Indianapolis Colts stand and kneel for the national anthem before the start of the game between the Colts and the Cleveland Browns at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sept. 24, 2017 in Indianapolis, Ind.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson, center,
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson, center, takes a knee during the national anthem. Sept. 24, 2017.

Several New England Patriots players kneel during the
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Several New England Patriots players kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass.

Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi wears a
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Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi wears a t-shirt in support of Colin Kaepernick before an NFL football game as the New York Jets host the Miami Dolphins at Met Life Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017.

Members of the Cleveland Browns stand and kneel
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Members of the Cleveland Browns stand and kneel during the national anthem. Sept. 24, 2017.

The Pittsburgh Steelers side of the field is
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The Pittsburgh Steelers side of the field is nearly empty during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL football game between the Steelers and Chicago Bears, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Chicago.

Members of the Cleveland Browns stand and kneel
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Members of the Cleveland Browns stand and kneel during the national anthem before the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sept. 24, 2017, in Indianapolis, Ind.

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