No NFL players protest before games on Veterans Day weekend

Warner Todd Huston10 Nov 20170 10 Nov 2017 10 Nov 2017

But on Sunday, there seemed to be a shift in behavior and attitude toward the national anthem for Veterans Day weekend.

The Facebook page "Boycott the NFL" has asked all its followers to celebrate Veterans Day weekend by refusing to watch NFL games "in solidarity with veterans around the country", given that players are still engaging in national anthem protests and NFL policy remains the same, The Washington Times reports.

In Colorado, a decorated local veteran recently turned down an invitation from the Denver Broncos to be honored during Sunday night's game against the New England Patriots, Fox 31 reported. 2ndVote told the newspaper.

The NFL and NFLPA said on Saturday, "There has been no change in the current policy regarding the anthem", saying NFL players "should" stand for "The Star-Spangled Banner".

Instead of showing players protesting, the station took their cameras off the field to a battleship.

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At least 22,000 people on Facebook have said they plan to boycott the games this week.

Pittsburgh Steelers guard Alejandro Villanueva, the only player who stood for national anthem for the Steelers several weeks ago, reportedly gave each one of his teammates an Army patch for their helmets on Sunday, IJR reported.

But the newspaper speculated that National Football League players may forgo their protests this weekend because of Veterans Day.

Groups representing veterans across the country have previously boycotted games after some NFL players knelt during the national anthem in protest of police brutality.

A New Jersey bar is not showing any National Football League games over the Veterans Day weekend and will raise money for a local veterans' charity instead.



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