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Only ten Houston Texans players stood for the national anthem on Sunday in protest of comments made by team owner Bob McNair earlier this week. Not exactly. Several players took a knee during the national anthem before taking on the Seahawks in Seattle. The player also said that he expects everyone on the team to travel Saturday to Seattle for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.
The Texans had indicated there would be some type of protest following comments by owner Bob McNair.
Nevertheless, Texans players were offended enough by the statement that they reportedly wanted to walk out of practice, and it took a group meeting with coach Bill O'Brien and general manager Rick Smith to get majority to stay.More news: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho hails side's commitment after Spurs win
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But the apology wasn't enough for some of his players, as wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and running back D'Onta Foreman skipped practice and their absences were marked as "not injury related", according to the Texans' official website. "I told them if I had it to do over again, I wouldn't use that expression".
Some players around the league followed his example in kneeling during the anthem, but the demonstrations had largely fizzled out until last month, when US President Donald Trump reignited the issue by decrying any player who kneeled during the anthem as a "son of a bitch" who should be fired.