WASHINGTON — NFL Sunday kicked off in London with more kneeling during the national anthem, as President Trump continues to admonish players who don’t stand for the flag.
Three Miami Dolphins players were spotted taking a knee on the sideline during the singing of the national anthem: Kenny Stills, Michael Thomas and Julius Thomas.
The three kneeled side-by-side at one of the sidelines while the rest of their team stood for the anthem.
Meanwhile, their opposing team, the New Orleans Saints, took a unified knee on the sidelines but rose in time for the national anthem.
Many of Saints linked arms as Grammy-winning artist Darius Rucker sang the anthem in Wembley Stadium, the first televised game of the day on Fox.
The cameras didn’t zoom in on the Dolphins’ kneelers, but attendees and journalists in London quickly posted pictures of the trio of kneelers on social media.
President Trump has blasted a kneeling player as a “son of a bitch” and urged owners to fire athletes who don’t stand up for the flag.