Following President Donald Trump's Saturday comments about NFL players protesting the national anthem, Sunday of Week 3 featured numerous silent protrsts from players and coaches.
Some took a knee while others stood, but locking arms. Some never got off the bench while others stood tall, fists raised in the air.
Off the field, countless teams issued official statements regarding player involvment.
Prior to the kickoff of their Sunday Night Football game against the Raiders, the Redskins issued a statement of their own.
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A statement from the Washington Redskins. pic.twitter.com/GsCMfWTZ7T— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) September 25, 2017
"Football has always served as the great unifier, bringing people together to celebrate the values of courage, commitment and achievment. We are proud of the players, coaches and fans of the Washington Redskins for all that they have done to improve the live of others in neighborhoods all across our region.
"We are also frateful for the sacrifices made by the brave men and women of our armed forces that have provided us the freedom to play football. In that great tradition, the Washington Redskins will work to address divisions and bring unity, civility and respect to our greater community.
During the pregame festivites on Sunday night, the entire Redskins team linked arms as a show of solidarity. Several players took a knee during the national anthem.
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