Jaguars Players Lock Arms During Anthem in 1st NFL Game Since Trump's Remarks

Jaguars players locked arms during the National Anthem prior to the start of the team's third regular season Sunday game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Several of them kneeled with their arms locked.

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The gesture comes less than 24 hours after President Donald Trump tweeted the following about players kneeling during the anthem:

 

 

 

 

The Jaguars' gesture was joined by a showing from the Ravens. The gestures were made during the first game since Trump's comments and tweets.

The league is likely to see similar signs of unity and protest on Sunday as other games get set to kickoff.

A few Jaguars players were among the group that openly supported former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's mission to protest social injustice during the anthem last season. 

Linebackers Telvin Smith and defensive end Dante Fowler were among those who raised their fists in solidarity prior to a Week 4 game against the Ravens on September 25 of last year.

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