In honor of Veterans Day on Saturday, the NFL Players Association voted unanimously to hold a moment of silence during Sunday's games.
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.
The moment of silence was part of a larger #SalutetoService campaign by the NFL to show their support for the military after many had accused protesting players of criticism of our servicemembers.
all for a photo op and then the kneeling will commence again after Vets Day.— lara eisenberg (@KeyWestLara) November 12, 2017
So if effect this is an attempt by the NFL to buy their way out of the situation and or the damage they have created. Seems a little to late. Money isn’t going to change the minds of the Americans offended. NFL continue to demonstrate disrespect. Nothing has changed.— svart räv - Jäger (@fox77_k) November 13, 2017
Very touching and God bless each and every vet, active or retired. WE WILL ALWAYS Love and respect u!!! 🇺🇸❤️— mt (@kowbyfan) November 12, 2017
Heart felt thank you to the sacrifices our veterans past, present & future have made, and will continue to make for us. These sacrifices allow us our way of life, our freedoms! God Bless our Veterans!— Steve Gladson (@GladsonSteven) November 12, 2017
H/T: The Hill