NFL players continue criticism in rebuttal of US President Donald Trump

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San Francisco pronounced their criticism was a “representation of how we wish a nation can come together”

NFL players continued their anthem protests in rebuttal of US President Donald Trump in Sunday’s matches.

About half of a San Francisco 49ers knelt for a anthem before their compare during Arizona with their team-mates station usually behind with a palm on their colleagues’ shoulders.

The Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton distinguished his touchdown opposite New England Patriots with a lifted fist.

However, there were considerably fewer protests than final weekend.

Several games – such as a Dallas Cowboys’ home diversion with a Los Angeles Rams – seemed to go forward though any protest.

In a day’s initial diversion during Wembley, 3 Miami Dolphins – Julius Thomas, Michael Thomas and Kenny Stills – kneeled during a American anthem with a hostile New Orleans Saints patrol opting to do so beforehand, though afterwards station while a anthem was played.

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Mixed reactions from NFL players during US anthem

President Trump tweeted on Saturday, reiterating his defamation of a protests. He has formerly called for NFL owners to boot players who take part.


A handful of Buffalo Bills and Detroit Lions players kneeled as a anthem played before their games opposite a Atlanta Falcons and Minnesota Vikings respectively.

The Baltimore Ravens were jeered by some of their possess fans after holding to one knee for “a impulse of unity” before a anthem in their compare opposite a Pittsburgh Steelers.

The protests began final year with Colin Kaepernick – afterwards of a 49ers – highlighting a diagnosis of black Americans after a array of high-profile military shootings.

And Kaepernick’s former group – personification for a initial time given Trump’s initial defamation of a criticism – done a many mutual gesture.

“For some-more than a year, members of a group have protested a hardship and amicable injustices still benefaction in a society,” read a statement from a 49ers’ players, coaches, tenure and staff.

“While some might not have taken a knee or lifted a fist, we have all common a enterprise to change certain change. Today, a group chose to publicly arrangement a togetherness in a new way.”

The matter added: “We use a height as members of an NFL team, and a right to leisure of expression, to pronounce adult for those whose voice is not heard.”


Newton was a NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 2015

Quarterback Newton’s gesticulate echoed that done by American Olympic medallists Tommie Smith and John Carlos on a lectern during Mexico 1968 in criticism during a marginalisation of black Americans.

The 28-year-old pronounced final week that Trump’s comments had been “unacceptable” before reaffirming his right to an opinion.

On a Wembley pitch

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Highlights: Saints close out Dolphins in Wembley showdown

Once a movement got underneath approach in London, a Saints cruised to a gentle 20-0 feat over a Miami Dolphins around touchdowns from Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara.

The compare – watched by 84,423 fans – never unequivocally got going.

After a initial half dirty with penalties, usually a Wil Lutz margin idea distant a teams.

But a Saints stretched divided in a second by Thomas’ absolute run and Kamara’s dart into a endzone from Drew Brees’ trowel pass.

The Arizona Cardinals play a Los Angeles Rams on 22 Oct and a Minnesota Vikings play a Cleveland Browns in a final dual matches to be hosted in London.

Both will be staged during Twickenham, a home of English rugby union.


The New Orleans Saints, including manager Sean Payton, done their criticism before a anthems


Diving’s London 2012 and Rio 2016 medallist Tom Daley spoke to a throng before to kick-off


Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry was also in attendance


After a games during Wembley, a final dual matches in a International Series will be played during Twickenham