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President Donald Trump has created quite the controversy on social media in the past week over certain NFL players decision to kneel during the national anthem before their games to protest racial oppression and inequality in the United States. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was the first player toprotest the national anthem last season by sitting down during a preseason game, and then kneeling during week one. Since the start of the 2017 season, players from several NFL teams have chosen to protest by kneeling, sitting, raising their fists, placing their hands on teammates’shoulders and locking arms during the national anthem.
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Sylvester, Haley, "Trump fires back at NFL over player protests" (2017). University of Maine Racial Justice Collection. 179.