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Most Houston Texans kneel during national anthem

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A majority of players for the Houston Texans knelt during the national anthem ahead of the team’s game Sunday, in response to comments made by the team’s owner.

The players were spotted kneeling during the anthem ahead of their game against the Seattle Seahawks.

{mosads}The protest comes after Texans owner Bob McNair apologized for comparing players protesting during the anthem to “inmates running the prison.”

“I am truly sorry to the players for how this has impacted them and the perception that it has created of me, which could not be further from the truth,” McNair said, according to ESPN.

McNair had reportedly made the comment during a NFL owners meeting.

The Texans’ protest comes as players continue to protest during the anthem, more than a month after Trump began attacking the demonstrating players.

Several San Francisco 49ers players knelt during the anthem on Sunday, while two Philadelphia Eagles players reportedly raised their fists, according to The Associated Press.

San Diego Chargers offensive tackle Russell Okung also raised a fist during the anthem, and nearly all players on the Minnesota Vikings and Cleveland Browns linked arms during the anthem as well.

NFL free agent Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the anthem to protest racial injustice last year.

Trump set off a firestorm last month when he began attacking the kneeling players, calling any athlete that protests during the anthem a “son of a bitch” who should be fired.

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