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Most Houston Texans players kneel after controversial comments made by team owner

30 October 2017

Almost the entire Houston team took a knee during the national anthem on Sunday in Seattle, a direct shot at Bob McNair after a tumultuous few days that have seen owner and players turned against each other.

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Six players visibly protested at the game between the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles, The Associated Press reported, and San Diego Chargers offensive tackle Russell Okung raised a fist during the anthem before a game in MA. There were reports that something would be done by players on the team before Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

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U.S President Donald Trump escalated the controversy in September when he suggested owners should fire any "son of a bitch" who refused to stand for the anthem. I never meant to offend anyone and I was not referring to our players. The comment was not well-received in the room (it was said during an owners meeting), and McNair apologized to National Football League executive and former National Football League player Troy Vincent after the meeting - saying he felt disgusting and this his words weren't to be taken literally. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started protesting last season by sitting on the bench. Several players publicly came out against the owner's comments, including veteran Duane Brown. But the network's "Post Game Show" aired a brief clip of Houston's players collectively taking a knee with arms linked along the sideline during the national anthem. I think it angered a lot of players, including myself.

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Most Houston Texans players kneel after controversial comments made by team owner