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Patriots Fans Boo Their Own Players After They Sit During the National Anthem

The fans waited until the end of the song to express their displeasure
By Grabien Staff

The Patriots players made their statement, and many fans made their own in response.

Before Sunday’s Texans-Patriots matchup in Foxborough, Mass., about 20 Patriots players, according to ESPN, took a knee during the national anthem, the first time anyone on the team had joined the growing protest.

In return, a loud chorus of boos was heard sandwiching the singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” According to the Boston Herald, there were shouts of “Stand up” as they knelt.

Tom Brady, the face of the team and the league, did not take a knee, but stood with his arms locked with other players and his hand over his chest.

The Patriots have been intertwined with Donald Trump — Brady, coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert Kraft have been pals with the president. After Trump’s attack on the protests, though — saying owners should cut ties with “the son of a bitch” who kneels during the anthem — Kraft said he was “deeply disappointed” in Trump.

It’s been a Sunday in which not just players, but owners, executives and fans have been forced to take sides. There were similar reports of booing in Indianapolis, too.


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