UPDATE: Player protests sweep NFL as Trump continues his attacks
By Mike Murphy
Many kneel or lock arms in unity; Trump denies fuelling racial tensions
Scores of NFL players made public displays of unity Sunday in defiance of President Donald Trump's criticism of those who protest during the playing of the national anthem, as Trump denied he was inflaming racial tensions.
Forms of protest were seen at every NFL game Sunday. Some players took a knee while "The Star-Spangled Banner" was played, others locked arms or stayed off the field entirely (http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/20801902/pittsburgh-steelers-remain-locker-room-national-anthem). While about 70% of NFL players are African American, white players took part too, including New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (https://twitter.com/MarkDanielsPJ/status/911998394981322755).