Here’s what happened during the national anthem of today’s first NFL game following President Trump’s comments about the league.
The first NFL game of the day has kicked off. The Ravens and the Jaguars are playing in London.
The national anthem, as expected, featured several players from both teams kneeling and linking arms in the wake of President Trump’s comments about the league.
Trump criticized the league for letting some of its players kneel in protest, blasting it on Twitter.
The two teams responded today.
— Blockchain Sam Ro (@bySamRo) September 24, 2017
Terrell Suggs among the many Ravens and Jaguars taking a knee during the national anthem in London. pic.twitter.com/jJE48CTsC6
— Master Tesfatsion (@MasterTes) September 24, 2017
Jaguars’ owner Shad Khan: pic.twitter.com/aMO8cHDWYb
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 24, 2017
Leonard Fournette among 14 Jaguars who knelt during anthem. I doubt he's getting fired.
— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) September 24, 2017
— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) September 24, 2017
All of the players who kneeled were on their feet for God Save The Queen.
Ravens-Jags players who knelt for the Anthem just now are back on their feet for "God Save the Queen."
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 24, 2017
The game is being streamed on Yahoo! Sports. You can watch it here.