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Jacksonville Jaguars protest Trump, take a knee during anthem

Trump says players should be fired<br>
Jacksonville Jaguar players protest during the National Anthem in a game against the Baltimore Ravens at Wembley Stadium on September 24, 2017, in London. (Getty Images)
Jacksonville Jaguar players protest during the National Anthem in a game against the Baltimore Ravens at Wembley Stadium on September 24, 2017, in London. (Getty Images)
Published Sep. 24, 2017
Updated Sep. 24, 2017

More than a dozen members of the Jacksonville Jaguars took a knee as the national anthem was played before a game in London with the Baltimore Ravens, joining a widespread protest against President Donald Trump.

Trump ignited controversy after saying players who refuse to stand should be fired, and then he lashed out at the NFL as boring. About a dozen Ravens also kneeled.

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan stood arm-in-arm with players during the national anthem in London.

“It was a privilege to stand on the sidelines with the Jacksonville Jaguars today for the playing of the U.S. national anthem at Wembley Stadium,” Khan said. “I met with our team captains prior to the game to express my support for them, all NFL players and the league following the divisive and contentious remarks made by President Trump, and was honored to be arm in arm with them, their teammates and our coaches during our anthem.”

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