PHILADELPHIA (CBS/CNN) — About two dozen players along both sidelines took a knee Sunday during the playing of the national anthem before the NFL’s game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens in London.
Six-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champ Terrell Suggs was atop the list of Ravens players taking a knee. Alongside him was retired Ravens legend Ray Lewis, who locked arms with wide receiver Mike Wallace and linebacker C.J. Mosley.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Stormy Evening Brings In Seasonal Temperatures For Early Next Week
Other coaches and players locked arms during the anthem.
At least a dozen Jaguars also took a knee during the anthem, including defensive standouts Calais Campbell and Jalen Ramsey, as well as their No. 4 draft pick, running back Leonard Fournette.
Other players locked arms, as did the coaching staff and Pakistani-American team owner Shad Khan.Inaugural Penn Relays 5K Underway At Penn Park
This in response to remarks by Donald President Trump on Friday suggesting that NFL owners should fire players who decide to take a knee during the national anthem.
Before the games on Sunday, Trump renewed his criticism of NFL players kneeling during the anthem, slamming the league’s ratings and saying players should be fired or suspended for such protests.
“If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast. Fire or suspend!” he tweeted early Sunday.
Analysts were predicting even more protests as the more NFL games got underway Sunday.MORE NEWS: Woman Raped On El Train In Upper Darby While Others Stood Around And 'Did Nothing,' Police Say
(TM and © Copyright 2017 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. CNN contributed to this report.)