Saints will kneel before anthem, then stand for it

New Orleans Saints defensive end Alex Jenkins pressures Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Cardale Jones during a preseason game at Stub Hub Center in Carson Calif. Sunday Aug. 20 2017

Saints will kneel before anthem, then stand for it

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees says the team will kneel and then stand for the national anthem before their game against Miami in London.

But they will kneel in unison at Wembley before then standing, which Brees believes is "a way to show respect to all". Their resolution was reached and announced Friday after about 10 Saints players sat during the national anthem of their last game, against Carolina last Sunday, and four of their teammates showed support by standing and placing a hand on the shoulder of several seated players.

More than 200 NFL players engaged in some form of national anthem demonstration last Sunday to protest Trump's comments.

Although most of the information about the protest was shared, it is still unclear as to whether the Saints are going to lock arms or not.

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Brees says that the team will kneel before the national anthem on Sunday, but stand for the playing of the song, as a team.

Before Thursday night's game between the Bears and Packers, each team linked arms during the playing of the "Star Spangled Banner".

Trump has been locked in a feud with NFL players, owners and league officials over the symbolic protests. The Saints are set to play the Dolphins in London on Sunday.

But the bigger message seems to be that the players are saying there is credibility in the original reason for the protest, which is inequality in America.

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