Multiple Players Kneeled During National Anthem of Ravens-Jaguars London Game

Multiple Players Kneeled During National Anthem of Ravens-Jaguars London Game

"NFL attendance and ratings are WAY DOWN", he added.

The Guardian counted around 12 players from the Jaguars and 14 from the Ravens.

Even former Raven Ray Lewis kneeled on the sidelines ahead of the London game, although he has in the past criticized former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for his pre-game protests.

President Donald Trump had a suggestion on Saturday for National Football League owners whose players decide to take a knee during the national anthem: fire them. There did not appear to be any white players taking a knee.

Players also linked arms as they kneeled.

More news: China to ban some petroleum exports to North Korea

Players on both teams and Jaguars owner Shad Khan, who were not kneeling, remained locked arm-in-arm throughout the playing of the national anthem and "God Save The Queen", the national anthem of Britain.

Goodell said that Trump's comments were "divisive", revealing an "unfortunate lack of respect" for the league and the contributions that the players make in their communities.

Following the USA anthem, every player responded by standing during the performance of "God Save the Queen".

"I think our political leaders could learn a lot from the lessons of teamwork and the importance of working together toward a common goal", he added.

Related Articles

  • Costa who? Alvaro Morata scores stunning hat trick in Chelsea rout

    Costa who? Alvaro Morata scores stunning hat trick in Chelsea rout

    The Blues' last league outing saw David Luiz become the fourth man sent off for them this season, including the Community Shield. The FC crew doubt Paul Pogba's injury will hinder Manchester United against an Everton side struggling after a big summer.
    After the Earthquakes in Mexico, a Volcano Erupted

    After the Earthquakes in Mexico, a Volcano Erupted

    Tuesday's magnitude 7.1 quake collapsed the school and dozens of other buildings in Mexico City , and killed at least 245 people. However it sparked concern that it could have caused heavy rubble on top of survivors awaiting rescue in Mexico City to shift.
    Australia 3rd ODI: Who could be in the playing XI?

    Australia 3rd ODI: Who could be in the playing XI?

    Coming in as first change, India have got the flawless all-round option in Pandya, who also has done his part with the ball. But I think it is a good opportunity to put their names up there and hopefully win some games for Australia .
  • Korea welcomes new U.S.  sanctions against N. Korea

    Korea welcomes new U.S. sanctions against N. Korea

    The meeting was attended by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his counterparts from other countries. Baek also took note of US Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers flying off the North's eastern coast Saturday.
    Lukaku strikes again as Man United beat Saints

    Lukaku strikes again as Man United beat Saints

    Manchester United are level on points with Manchester City , but the Citizens are at the top because of a better goal difference. In the opening weeks of the season, Manchester United have produced entertaining football which has produced plenty of goals.
    Shifty Maria could prompt storm watch here by tomorrow

    Shifty Maria could prompt storm watch here by tomorrow

    Strong rip currents, powerful surf, and rough seas are expected to increase through Sunday , lingering through the next day or so. The forecast track stays over open water and is not a threat to land.
  • North Korea quakes 'may be test aftershocks'

    North Korea quakes 'may be test aftershocks'

    ET Saturday 22 kilometers (more than 13 miles) east-northeast of Sungjibaegam, North Korea , the US Geological Survey said. The U.S. put its own sanctions on North Korea on Thursday, against banks or companies doing business with the country.
    Kim Jong Un a 'madman' who 'will be tested like never before'

    Kim Jong Un a 'madman' who 'will be tested like never before'

    President Donald Trump is again assailing North Korea Kim Jong Un , saying that he " will be tested like never before ". North Korea's foreign minister later said that could be a hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific Ocean if Kim orders it.
    Pakistan cricket team reaches UAE for Sri Lanka series

    Pakistan cricket team reaches UAE for Sri Lanka series

    Explaining Yasir Shah and Azhar Ali's selection, who had fitness problems, Inzamam said that both had cleared the test. First Test of the series will begin from September 28 in Abu Dhabi while the second match will be started in Dubai.
  • Morata hat trick leads Chelsea to big win over Stoke in EPL

    Morata hat trick leads Chelsea to big win over Stoke in EPL

    Tomorrow it will be a really tough game and we have to be prepared for the physical and tactical aspect and be disciplined. The Chelsea manager urged Morata to keep the good work going following his first hat-trick for the club.
    John McCain Comes Out Against GOP's Last-Ditch Obamacare Repeal Bill

    John McCain Comes Out Against GOP's Last-Ditch Obamacare Repeal Bill

    Republican Senator Rand Paul has already said can not support the proposal because it doesn't do enough to repeal Obamacare. Rand Paul , R-Kentucky, has also made it clear that he can't vote for the measure, describing it as "Obamacare lite".
    Lukaku scores, Mourinho sent off, as United hold on late at Southampton

    Lukaku scores, Mourinho sent off, as United hold on late at Southampton

    Kick It Out has now issued a new statement condemning United's supporters and they accuse the fans of "repeated racist chanting". Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino insists his side controlled the game despite their 1-0 defeat by Manchester United .