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All NFL Players Stood For The National Anthem This Weekend To Make Powerful Point

By Chet Dawson

In honor of Veterans Day on Saturday, the NFL Players Association voted unanimously to hold a moment of silence during Sunday's games to honor those who have served. 

As a result, the long-standing protest against racial inequality and police brutality was largely suspended over the Veterans Day weekend, with only three players kneeling before games. It was a big moment that showed that players are united in their attempts to highlight the issues that exist in America especially for people of color who are victims everyday to senseless brutality at the hands of the police forces.

Even Titans receiver Rishard Matthews, who previously had participated in the protests, walked on field holding hands with soldiers and stood for the anthem. It was a very powerful moment for NFL players and  showed the nation what they're really trying to do.