Some Washington Redskins players knelt during the national anthem before the game Sunday night against the Oakland Raiders at FedExField in Landover, Maryland. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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President Donald Trump's scathing criticism of national anthem protesters on Friday was met with the amplification of those protests, as well as their detractors. On Sunday, every NFL team and every team player was under pressure to choose either the president's side, or the protesters' side.
Here's what every team in the NFL did to address the controversial issue.
Several team members spoke out against Trump, but they will play the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football, during which some are anticipated to protest.
They also put out a statement about the protests:
Two players kneeled, while many locked arms in solidarity, including the owner, who put out a statement afterward in support of the demonstrations.
Many players took a knee and locked arms in the early game broadcast from London.
— United States Trends (@Trends4USA) September 24, 2017
Several players locked arms and knelt down during the national anthem.
Running back LeSean McCoy appeared to be stretching during the national anthem.
— Matthew Bové (@Matt_Bove) September 24, 2017
After the game he called the president a "jerk."
"I cant stand & support something where our leader of this country is acting like a jerk."
LeSean McCoy on why he protested during anthem: pic.twitter.com/FvPFpZH9LB
— Jonah Javad (@JonahJavad) September 24, 2017
All but one player stood during the national anthem. Julius Peppers stayed in the locker room.
Carolina Panthers (@Panthers)
DE Julius Peppers was not on the field for the national anthem. pic.twitter.com/ZNAR5EdBc4
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) September 24, 2017
Players locked arms, but stood during the anthem.
Some players locked arms, but all stood for the national anthem.
Many players kneeled and locked arms.
The Cowboys will play tonight on Monday night football.
Many knelt, many locked arms.
Several players knelt while others locked arms, including the owner of the team.
GREEN BAY PACKERS
Most locked arms, three players sat, and one knelt during the national anthem.
All Texans stood for the anthem, many locked arms in solidarity.
Many knelt during the national anthem.
Several players knelt in this game from London. Their owner stood in solidarity with them, locking arms.
Members of the Ravens and Jaguars kneeled during the national anthem in response to Trump tweets including Terrell Suggs and Ray Lewis. pic.twitter.com/fGrfIoRtdz
— Jessie 🇰🇪 (@JMKTV) September 24, 2017
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Several players took a knee during the national anthem.
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
Some players sat for the national anthem.
LOS ANGELES RAMS
The Rams played their game on Thursday Night before Trump's comments. Later, the team put out a statement in support of players protesting.
Players locked arms, including the owner. Five members took a knee.
Some players wore shirts in support of formers 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who started the protests last season.
Safety Michael Thomas seemed to get emotional talking about it after the game.
Dolphins safety Michael Thomas started breaking up when talking about Trump calling him "a son of a b!tch." pic.twitter.com/Z4wroPcvzW
— Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) September 24, 2017
Vikings locked arms, standing for the nation anthem.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Numerous players took a knee at their stadium, where some fans booed them.
— AP NFL (@AP_NFL) September 24, 2017
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Nine players sat during the nation anthem.
Quarterback Drew Brees criticized Trump's comments after the game, but also said he would always stand for the national anthem.
— Gulf Sports Net (@GulfSportsNet) September 25, 2017
NEW YORK GIANTS
Three players took a knee while others locked arms.
NEW YORK JETS
Players locked arms with the team's owner, but no one took a knee, all stood.
Nearly all the players sat or took a knee during the national anthem.
Players locked arms with the owner, but all stood.
The Steelers elected to stay in the locker room during the national anthem, except for one player, Alejandro Villanueva, who stood outside on the field and placed his hand over his heart.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
Colin Kaepernick began the protest in San Francisco, but only one player took the knee on Sunday during the national anthem.
The entire team skipped the national anthem, but appeared arm in arm in solidarity afterward.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Players stayed in the locker room for the national anthem.
Many players locked arms during the national anthem.
Josh Norman said they were facing "tyranny" from the president in an interview after the game.
Spoiler: Josh Norman is FIRED UP. pic.twitter.com/B6NrPrkJEr
— SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) September 25, 2017
Why is everyone protesting all of a sudden?
Many players responded negatively to criticism that President Trump offered in a speech on Friday about the protests. Before the comments, protests were increasing but at a very slow rate.
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Carlos Garcia is a staff writer for Blaze News.