Critics of the National Football League protests say the organization could be protesting inequality in a better way.
"Remember, several of the companies that do business with the National Football League like DirecTV and Anheuser-Busch have signaled just how bad of a PR disaster the protests have been", said 2ndVote. No other protests immediately emerged.
John Spagnola, a member of the Polish American Veterans Club for 17 years, said he is a big fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and believes players have a right to protest.
Meanwhile, the league and the NFL Players Association issued a joint statement that said "there has been no change in the current policy regarding the anthem", which states that players "should" stand for the anthem.
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According to Channel 11 News exchange partner The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the boycott comes amid a national boycott of all NFL games by veterans organizations.
The NFLPA had asked all players to observe a two-minute moment of silence before games to honor veterans.
According to the Washington Times, before this week, there were a group of about two dozen players who routinely protested week to week.
The league and its players union announced Saturday there would be "no change" in league policy regarding the on-field protests, which began last season with a one-man effort by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who said he wanted to draw attention to police mistreatment of African-Americans across the U.S. It was his first game since signing with the team this week. One of the Giants, Olivier Vernon, can be seen kneeling behind a enormous American flag. Vernon has protested even while injured and inactive, but Sunday's game marked his return in uniform. Punter Johnny Hekker again put his arm around Quinn in support.as he has done for several games.