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This Is What Football Fields Looked Like After Trump Said Any "Son Of A Bitch" Who Refuses To Stand For The National Anthem Should Be Fired

NFL players across the country took a knee in protest after President Trump said Friday that any "son of a bitch" who refuses to stand for the national anthem should be fired.

Posted on September 24, 2017, at 8:49 p.m. ET

At a rally in Alabama on Friday Trump said that NFL owners should fire any "son of a bitch" who does not stand for the national anthem. On football fields across the country Sunday, many players protested the remarks by refusing to stand, while others placed hands on their kneeling teammates shoulders, or bowed their heads.

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This is what NFL fields looked like across the US on Sunday as the national anthem played.

Green Bay Packers' players locked arms.
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Green Bay Packers' players locked arms.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson took a knee.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson took a knee.

Justin Houston of the Kansas City Chiefs took two knees.
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Justin Houston of the Kansas City Chiefs took two knees.

Melvin Ingram of the Los Angeles Chargers also knelt.
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Melvin Ingram of the Los Angeles Chargers also knelt.

Indianapolis Colts players kneeled together.
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Indianapolis Colts players kneeled together.

Buffalo Bills players also kneeled.
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Buffalo Bills players also kneeled.

Alejandro Villanueva of the Pittsburgh Steelers stood alone.
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Alejandro Villanueva of the Pittsburgh Steelers stood alone.

Cleveland Browns players kneeled.
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Cleveland Browns players kneeled.

Chicago Bears players locked arms.
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Chicago Bears players locked arms.

New Orleans Saints players sat on the bench.
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New Orleans Saints players sat on the bench.

Neither the Seattle Seahawks nor the Tennessee Titans were on the field.
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Neither the Seattle Seahawks nor the Tennessee Titans were on the field.

Players from the New York Jets locked arms with the team's CEO.
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Players from the New York Jets locked arms with the team's CEO.

Tom Brady, a friend of Trump's, linked his arm with New England Patriots' wide receiver Phillip Dorsett.
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Tom Brady, a friend of Trump's, linked his arm with New England Patriots' wide receiver Phillip Dorsett.

Miami Dolphins players kneeled.
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Miami Dolphins players kneeled.

New York Giants players Keenan Robinson and Brandon Marshall linked their arms.
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New York Giants players Keenan Robinson and Brandon Marshall linked their arms.

Denver Broncos player Virgil Green raised his fist.
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Denver Broncos player Virgil Green raised his fist.

Members of the Oakland Raiders also knelt as the national anthem played before their game against the Washington Redskins.
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Members of the Oakland Raiders also knelt as the national anthem played before their game against the Washington Redskins.

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