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Cleveland Browns players take knee during national anthem

Published: Sep. 24, 2017 at 5:02 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 24, 2017 at 7:15 PM EDT
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Cleveland Browns fan holds a sign supporting President Trump in Indianapolis. (Source WOIO)
Cleveland Browns fan holds a sign supporting President Trump in Indianapolis. (Source WOIO)

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (WOIO) - Players from the Cleveland Browns took a knee during the national anthem before the game against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

Players from both teams were standing arm-in-arm during the national anthem in Indianapolis. About 20 players on the Browns took a knee.

"For myself personally, I know a lot of guys in this locker room probably feel the same…when you take the field, you are not only representing yourself, but you are representing your family, you are representing people from back home that are all watching the game, and look up to you, who believe that you can help them and make a difference when you do things, people are on social media telling you, you are a cry baby, because you make millions, but the majority of my family doesn't have that type of that money, the majority of the people I grew up with don't have that type of money, so you are not only voicing something for yourself, but you are voicing something for the people that you represent," Browns defensive back Jason McCourty said.

McCourty said the players taking a knee wasn't about the flag it was a message to the President.

"You see those comments, and you're just like wow, you don't expect to hear anything of that nature," McCourty said.

A fan at the game was holding a sign that read "The silent majority stands with Trump."

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