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About 2 Dozen NFL Players Take Knee During National Anthem In London

PHILADELPHIA (CBS/CNN) -- About two dozen players along both sidelines took a knee Sunday during the playing of the national anthem before the NFL's game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens in London.

Six-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champ Terrell Suggs was atop the list of Ravens players taking a knee. Alongside him was retired Ravens legend Ray Lewis, who locked arms with wide receiver Mike Wallace and linebacker C.J. Mosley.

Other coaches and players locked arms during the anthem.

At least a dozen Jaguars also took a knee during the anthem, including defensive standouts Calais Campbell and Jalen Ramsey, as well as their No. 4 draft pick, running back Leonard Fournette.

Other players locked arms, as did the coaching staff and Pakistani-American team owner Shad Khan.

NFL Owners Are Not Happy With Trump's Rhetoric

This in response to remarks by Donald President Trump on Friday suggesting that NFL owners should fire players who decide to take a knee during the national anthem.

Before the games on Sunday, Trump renewed his criticism of NFL players kneeling during the anthem, slamming the league's ratings and saying players should be fired or suspended for such protests.

"If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast. Fire or suspend!" he tweeted early Sunday.

Analysts were predicting even more protests as the more NFL games got underway Sunday.

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