NFL anthem protests continue after league agrees to fund player activism

NFL protests continue

Scattered NFL player protests continued during the national anthem prior to Sunday’s early games, despite a league agreement to fund player activism efforts.

At least 11 players demonstrated during or after the national anthem on Sunday, The Associated Press reported. Three players for the San Francisco 49ers and three Miami Dolphins players took a knee during the anthem before the teams’ respective games.

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Tyus Bowser knelt for the first few verses of the national anthem, then stood for the rest, as he has done previously this season.

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews, who has stayed off the field for the anthem before, was inactive on Sunday, but did not appear on the field prior to the game.

Three other Titans players raised their fists over their heads after the song concluded.