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Riders link arms during anthem, show solidarity with NFL players

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders linked arms during the national anthem before Sunday’s game against the Calgary Stampeders in a display of solidarity with NFL players protesting in the United States.

President Donald Trump’s comments about owners firing players who kneel during the national anthem sparked a mass increase in such protests around the National Football League Sunday, as more than 130 players sat, knelt or raised their fists in defiance during early games.

Riders defensive back Jovon Johnson took to Twitter to provide his take after the game.

 

Riders quarterback Kevin Glenn spoke out against Trump in a Tweet on Saturday.

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