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Patriots players kneel during the national anthem before Sunday's game. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Patriots players kneel during the national anthem before Sunday's game. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
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During a speech on Friday, President Trump renewed his call for NFL owners to fire any player who does not stand during the national anthem. His comments were delivered during a speech in Alabama and included profanities directed at players.

In response yesterday, players from around the NFL took a knee during the performance of the national anthem. While others linked arms in solidarity, and some teams decided not to participate at all.

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Shira Springer, WBUR sports and society reporter. She tweets @shiraspringer.

Matt Light, former New England Patriot offensive tackle. His foundation tweets @lightfoundation.

This segment aired on September 25, 2017.

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