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NFL Players Rebuff Trump By Taking Part In Anthem Protests On Sunday


Members of  the Detroit Lions take a knee during the playing of the national anthem prior to the start of the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Ford Field on Sept. 24, 2017, in Detroit. (Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Members of the Detroit Lions take a knee during the playing of the national anthem prior to the start of the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Ford Field on Sept. 24, 2017, in Detroit. (Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Over the weekend, NFL players and athletes from other professional leagues responded to President Trump’s demand that the NFL fire or suspend players who don’t stand for the national anthem.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young talks with sports analyst Mike Pesca (@pescami), host of the daily podcast The Gist, about the crossover between sports and politics.

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