Both sidelines were empty during the national anthem in Nashville.
The Seattle Seahawks released a statement saying that the team will not be on the field for the national anthem on Sunday. In the statement the Seahawks stated that the “will not stand for the injustice that has plagued people of color in this country.”
— Seattle Seahawks (@seahawksPR) September 24, 2017
Minutes after the Seahawks message, the Tennessee Titans followed suited.
“As a team, we wanted to be unified in our actions today. The players jointly decided this was the best course of action. Our commitment to the military and our community is resolute and the absence of our team for the national anthem shouldn’t be misconstrued as unpatriotic.”
Here’s how things transpired in Tennessee:
Anthem in Tennessee without players on sidelines. pic.twitter.com/q2LeOyzXaN
— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) September 24, 2017
Earlier on Sunday, the Steelers stayed in the visiting tunnel before their game against the Chicago Bears
Actions by NFL teams and players are in response to Donald Trump’s divisive comments in Alabama on Friday. There have been a plethora of protests around the NFL designed to rallying against injustice and inequality.
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