Steelers stay in the locker room during national anthem as 100 NFL players protest

The Pittsburgh Steelers remained in the cupboard room during the national carol and more than 100 NFL participates from several crews kneeled or locked arms national, hours after NFL Sunday kicked off with a similar protest in London blaming President Trump’s remarks against the league’s players.

NFL Sunday began with members of the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Baltimore Ravens either taking a knee or fastening limbs as the U.S. national carol was sung at London’s Wembley Stadium, the first play since Trump propelled his attacks against players who stooped during the patriotic anthem.

Those who were not kneeling, includes the coaches on both teams and Jaguars owner Shahid Khan, fastened appendages during the national chant at the game in London’s Wembley Stadium. The players then sat up for “God Save the Queen, ” the British anthem.

Baltimore Ravens actors, including former player Ray Lewis, second from liberty, kneel down during the playing of the U.S. national psalm before an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday. ( AP)

The Pittsburgh Steelers were also perceptibly absent-minded on the field during the national hymn before their recreation with the Chicago Bears. Coach Mike Tomlin countenanced by himself on the sideline. Tomlin had said before the game that Pittsburgh’s actors would remain in the locker office and that “we’re not going to let contentious meters or divisive beings affect our agenda.” Tomlin added that the Steelers made this choice “not to be disrespectful to the chant but to remove ourselves from this circumstance. Beings shouldn’t have to choose.”

Most teams in the early afternoon competitions locked appendages in solidarity. At least three squad owneds participated their actors. Various New Orleans Saints players sat during the national anthem. The Jaguars tweeted a photo shortly after the team’s rebellious word with the caption: “Unity.” Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti exhausted the following statement posted on Twitter after the accident, saying: “We recognize our players’ influence. We respect their proof and support them 100 percentage. All tones need to be heard. That’s democracy in its highest form.”