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Most NFL players locked arms in unity before their Sunday games after comments from President Trump criticizing players who protest during the national anthem. Many did kneel.

Baltimore Ravens receiver Mike Wallace, left, former player Ray Lewis and linebacker C.J. Mosley lock arms and kneel during the U.S. anthem before an NFL game against Jacksonville at Wembley Stadium in London.

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Indianapolis Colts players kneel during the playing of the National Anthem before the game against the Cleveland Browns.

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Mike Pennel #98 of the New York Jets stands with his teammates during the National Anthem before their match against Miami Dolphins.

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Philadelphia Eagles players and owner, Jeffrey Lurie, stand for the national anthem before an NFL football game against the New York Giants.

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Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank joins arms with his players during the playing of the national anthem prior to the game against the Detroit Lions.

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Virgil Green of the Denver Broncos raises his fist during the American National Anthem before the game against the Buffalo Bills.

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Buffalo Bills players kneel during the American national anthem.

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Christopher Johnson, CEO of the New York Jets, stands with players during the national anthem.

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The Chicago Bears lock arms for the national anthem prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Detroit Lions players kneel during the national anthem.

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Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, center left, links arms with his daughter Alison and wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (18) during the national anthem.

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The Cleveland Browns team stand and kneel during the national anthem.

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Members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers link arms during the national anthem.

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Minnesota Vikings defensive back Harrison Smith (22) locks arms with general manager Rick Spielman (left) and owners. Mark Wilf (middle) and Ziggy Wilf (right) before the game.

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The Houston Texans stand for the national anthem before the start of the game against the New England Patriots.

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