More than a dozen Jaguars players kneel for the national anthem before London game vs. Ravens

By Scooby Axson
September 24, 2017

Members of the Jacksonville Jaguars knelt for the playing of the national anthem during Sunday's game in London against the Baltimore Ravens.

The protest comes days after President Trump called for players to lose their jobs should they sit or kneel during the playing of the anthem. At least a dozen Jaguars players knelt for the anthem, including cornerback Jalen Ramsey, rookie running back Leonard Fournette and defensive end Calais Campbell.

Players from both teams stood during the playing of "God Save the Queen" with team members linking arms during the song. Jaguars owner Shad Khan linked arms with Jaguars tight end linebacker Telvin Smith.

Khan would reportedly donated $1 million to Trump for his campaign said that the team would not have any statement regarding what Trump said and instead referred to the league statement.

"Commissioner Goodell's statement speaks for Mr. Khan and the Jaguars," team spokesman Jim Woodcock.

Goodell said that Trump's comments were "divisive," revealing an "unfortunate lack of respect" for the league and the contributions that the players make in their communities.

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