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Eagles players call for fans to join them in locking arms during national anthem demonstration before Giants game

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A response to Trump.

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Philadelphia Eagles players plan to lock arms in a demonstration during the national anthem before the Eagles’ game against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday. A number of Eagles players are also calling for fans to join them in their demonstration.

The Eagles won’t be alone in locking arms today. The Jacksonville Jaguars already performed a display of unity prior to their game against the Baltimore Ravens in London.

These demonstrations are in direct response to comments made by Donald Trump this weekend. The President of the United States called for NFL owners to fire players who protest during the anthem.

Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie released a statement on Saturday evening in response to Trump’s comments. A number of other NFL owners, including those who supported Trump in the 2016 election, have since come to condemn the statements made by Trump this weekend.

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