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Baltimore Ravens make statement by kneeling before anthem — then fans make even louder statement

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The Baltimore Ravens kneeled before the national anthem on Sunday to make a statement, but the fans made an even louder statement with boos. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

The Baltimore Ravens made a bold statement on Sunday — and so did their fans.

What happened?

The Baltimore Ravens chose to stand for the national anthem on Sunday as a united team. But just before the anthem played, they made a bold statement when they also kneeled as a team.

Fans cheered as the stadium announcer said the team supports "kindness, unity, equality & justice," but immediately began booing when the entire team took a knee, according to ESPN.

What did the other team do?

The Ravens played the Pittsburgh Steelers, who were in the news last week after one player stood for the national anthem while the remaining Steelers stayed in the locker room.

But on this Sunday, all Steelers were on the field and stood for the national anthem.

The Steelers won Sunday's game, 26-9.

Who else protested?

Nearly 200 NFL players protested the anthem last week. The protests came just a little more than 24 hours after President Donald Trump called each protester a "son of b***h." However, on this Sunday, most players stood and only a few dozen protested. The Jacksonville Jaguars also kneeled before the national anthem, as did the New Orleans Saints.

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