With the national anthem played at games in the United States, there’s a new trend of players kneeling and singing the national anthems during the anthem.
But what does it mean for NFL players?
The NFL is in the middle of a controversy surrounding players kneeling during the national song during the playing of the anthem, with the league saying it’s a move to respect the flag.
The NFL Players Association is demanding the league apologize and suspend players who kneel.
The anthem controversy started after the Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers were fined $500,000 for not standing during the song.
Players who kneeled during the play said they wanted to make a statement to show unity against racism, sexism and homophobia.
Some of the players kneeling have been fined.
The San Francisco anthem protests started in 2015.
The Rams have been in the league since 2013.