Falcons, Saints join national protests after anthem

Saints coach Sean Payton reached out to Falcons coach Dan Quinn with the idea, according to ESPN.

It was deemed a great way by the rivals to join the national protest against racial injustice and police brutality in America while still respecting the anthem.

Both teams held a reflective period for about one minute.

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