In partnership with the NFL in the UK

  • NFL Game Pass

NFL

Ravens.

Twitter reacts to Jaguars and Ravens players kneeling for national anthem

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

If Donald Trump had wanted to crack down and see an end to NFL players protesting inequality by kneeling during the national anthem, well he didn't exactly go the best way about it. 

It turns out, when you call players "sons of b******" for peacefully protesting, and demand that they are fired if they do it again, it will only make things a lot, lot worse for you.

That is what happened in today's early kickoff across the pond, as multiple members of both the Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens took a knee, while literally everyone else on both sidelines linked arms in a show of solidarity against the President. 

As you can see from the pictures below, it wasn't just one or two players kneeling down on the sidelines as the 'Star Spangled Banner'was sung.

Baltimore Ravens vs Jacksonville Jaguars

p1bqqdiodp3e7ciebstr6b1mugd.jpg

Not seen on that picture of the Jaguars touchline is Shad Khan, the team owner, who made his way down to the field before the anthems started in order to stand and link arms with his players and team staff.

“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," he 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."

With the anthem protests being shown on the television broadcasts of the game, millions of people watching worldwide got to see the kneeling firsthand. And a lot of people jumped onto social media to give their opinion of the athlete's actions. 

Here's a quick snapshot of the reaction:

As always when it comes to something as contentious as this, there is going to be a mixed reaction. One thing is for sure though, this isn't a battle that Donald Trump will win.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Baltimore Ravens
Jacksonville Jaguars
NFL
Superbowl
NFL Playoffs
NFL Draft
Tom Brady

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NFL Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again