Seahawks, Titans to stay in locker-room for U.S. anthem

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, center, is joined by teammates Thomas Rawls, left, and Justin Britt, right, as he sits during the singing of the national anthem before an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson/AP)

In the wake of United States President Donald Trump’s controversial comments about NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, it seems like the subsequent reaction across the league is even stronger than it was on Saturday.

The Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans are not planning to be on the field when the Star-Spangled Banner is played.

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin revealed that the team wouldn’t be participating in the national anthem before their game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon.

Only former Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva stood outside the tunnel during the anthem.

Elsewhere, the majority of players and staff on both teams were kneeling, sitting or linking arms during the American national anthem in London ahead of their regular-season game at Wembley Stadium.

Additionally, Jaguars owner Shahid Khan – who donated $1 million to Trump’s campaign – was seen linking arms with his players during the anthem as well.

Some members of the Miami Dolphins came out for warm-ups in shirts with “#ImWithKap” written on the front.

Following the league-wide response to Trump’s remarks, the president tweeted that “you will see change take place fast” if the NFL does not stop protesting during the anthem.

Members of the Oakland Raiders offensive line also said they will sit or kneel before their game against the Washington Redskins.

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