NFL gamers had been ready months for the return of the distinctive platform that’s dwell video games in entrance of tens of millions of TV viewers. On Sunday, these gamers have been capable of be a part of their skilled athlete friends in protesting current racial injustices in the USA with on- and off-field demonstrations.
The league-wide demonstrations through the Sunday afternoon video games of Week 1 have been anticipated, particularly after the Chiefs and Texans opened the 2020 season with protests of their very own Thursday night time. Houston remained within the locker room for the enjoying of the nationwide anthem earlier than that sport, an illustration that was repeated by a handful of NFL groups Sunday.
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Of the gamers who have been on the sphere throughout nationwide anthems forward of their video games Sunday, many took knees and/or raised fists with others locking arms. The strategies of protests diversified from game-to-game and team-to-team, however all Sunday video games featured demonstrations of some kind.
Under is a roundup of how every workforce protested racial injustice and police brutality through the nationwide anthem previous to the Sunday afternoon video games of Week 1.
Seahawks vs. Falcons
Each groups have been on the sphere for the nationwide anthem, and some Seahawks gamers took knees.
On the opening kickoff, all 22 gamers on the sphere stayed nonetheless and took knees on the sphere as soon as the ball sailed out of the top zone for a touchback.
Jets vs. Payments
Neither the Jets nor the Payments have been on the sphere for the nationwide anthem.
Bears vs. Lions
Some Lions and Bears gamers stayed within the locker room for the nationwide anthem. Of those that have been on the sphere, many took knees and/or raised fists.
Roughly half of the lions have been out on the sphere for the nationwide anthem the opposite half emerged from the locker room following the completion similar with the Bears. pic.twitter.com/mgYpUgFube
— Jennifer Hammond (@HammerFox2) September 13, 2020
About half of the Bears and half the Lions went into the locker room or stayed within the locker room for the anthem.
A number of Bears knelt through the anthem or had fists within the air.
For the Lions, Adrian Peterson and Tracy Walker knelt through the anthem.
— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) September 13, 2020
Packers vs. Vikings
The Packers stayed within the locker room for the nationwide anthem. The Vikings have been on the sphere with a couple of gamers taking knees.
Dolphins vs. Patriots
As they stated they might, the Dolphins stayed within the locker room for the nationwide anthem. The Patriots have been on the sphere with all gamers standing.
Nothing out of the peculiar for the Patriots through the enjoying of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Patriots stood for the USA nationwide anthem and Black nationwide anthem. pic.twitter.com/WMgfHQQVeS
— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) September 13, 2020
Eagles vs. Washington
The Eagles stayed within the locker room for the nationwide anthem. All Washington gamers stood on their sideline with some elevating fists.
Raiders vs. Panthers
Each the Raiders and the Panthers have been on the sphere for the nationwide anthem. Just a few Carolina gamers took knees and/or raised fists.
Colts vs. Jaguars
The Jaguars stayed within the locker room for the nationwide anthem. The Colts have been on the sphere, and coach Frank Reich was the one individual on Indy’s sideline to take a knee.
Browns vs. Ravens
Each the Browns and the Ravens have been on the sphere for the nationwide anthem with a number of gamers on each groups taking knees.
Tough estimate however I’d say over half of the Ravens gamers took a knee through the nationwide anthem. Browns gamers stood collectively however a couple of gamers took a knee. pic.twitter.com/ntkVITBCdS
— Daniel Oyefusi (@DanielOyefusi) September 13, 2020
Chargers vs. Bengals
All Chargers and Bengals gamers stood in the midst of the sphere and locked arms through the nationwide anthem.
Buccaneers vs. Saints
All Saints and Buccaneers gamers have been on the sphere and standing for the nationwide anthem. The exception was New Orleans security Malcolm Jenkins.
From my vantage level, it appeared that Saints security Malcolm Jenkins joined his teammates on the sideline after the nationwide anthem. Each Saints participant who was on the sideline stood for the anthem.
— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) September 13, 2020
Cardinals vs. 49ers
The Cardinals stayed within the locker room for the nationwide anthem. The 49ers have been on the sphere with most gamers standing and a pair kneeling.