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Denver Broncos: "Starting Sunday, we'll be standing together"

Denver Broncos:

With President Trump making his now infamous remarks last Friday evening at a political rally, the comments specifically concerned NFL players protesting during the national anthem.

The players clarified their protest for members of their fan base who felt they disrespected the US military and the flag by kneeling or linking arms during the anthem. Almost three dozen members of the Broncos knelt during the anthem on Sunday, according to the Denver Post.

Broncos head coach Joseph Vance and general manager John Elway expressed that they preferred politics be separate from games following last week's fixture.

"Last week, members of our team joined their brothers around the National Football League in a powerful display of unity", the players said. "It was their decision and it's their statement and, moving forward, it's their football team".

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Outside linebacker Von Miller, who helped lead the team's demonstrations last week, said after that game that Trump "assaulted" their freedom of speech, and that "we had to do something".

But to that point, he just wants to get back to the game. "We felt like that was the best direction to go". "We just talked about it".

The end of the statement here reads, "Starting Sunday, we'll be standing together". The decision to be unified as a team one way or another is a very good one by the leadership group of the Broncos. "So I think changing the platform in the future - I'm not sure what it is now - but changing it in the future will help us make positive change".

"We have not forced these guys to stand.it's been their right to have peaceful protest", Joseph said. "That was also talked about. you have to go out there and make real change".


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