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All NFL Players Stood For The National Anthem This Weekend To Make Powerful Point

Players all agreed to suspend the protest for one day.

In honor of Veterans Day on Saturday, the NFL Players Association voted unanimously to hold a moment of silence during Sunday’s games.

As a result, the long-standing protest against racial inequality and police brutality was largely suspended over the Veterans Day weekend, with only three players kneeling before games.

Even Titans receiver Rishard Matthews, who previously had participated in the protests, walked on field holding hands with soldiers and stood for the anthem.

The moment of silence was part of a larger #SalutetoService campaign by the NFL to show their support for the military after many had accused protesting players of criticism of our servicemembers.

To show their support, the NFL invited members of the military to join players on the field.

It was also a time to honor fallen heroes.

While some felt the move was just a stunt…

Others were grateful for the gesture of support for the military.

Right wing organizations have called for a boycott of the NFL over players’ protests. Despite the threats, NFL attendance actually went up a little over this weekend.

H/T: The Hill

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