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Football Fans Tackle Recent National Anthem Protests

Some protests continued in the National Football League after President Trump attacked players who have knelt during the national anthem. Fans in Wisconsin weighed in.

The league says the message players and teams are trying to express is being lost in a political firestorm over protests during the national anthem. NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart says the issues have been "overtaken by political forces" following President Trump's criticism of the league, team owners and players for kneeling during the national anthem. More than 200 players either knelt or used other means as expressions of unity during Week 3 of the season.

In this Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, file photo, members of the Green Bay Packers lock arms during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers locked arms during the national anthem before Thursday night's game against the Chicago Bears, and they asked fans to do the same in what they say will be a "moment of unification.” (Mike Roemer/AP, file)

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