While protests across the NFL continue, no players knelt during the national anthem in Sunday’s early games, according to an ESPN roundup. Although several San Francisco 49ers knelt during the afternoon game against the Dallas Cowboys, the vast reduction in anthem kneeling across the league could be the start of a new trend.
During the early games, several players sat during the anthem, raised fists, or remained in the locker room. Others locked arms with teammates. But according to the roundup, no players in early games knelt during the anthem, the most divisive of all the forms that protests during the anthem have taken.