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As the massive NFL protests Sunday continue to spark controversy, there are a lot of opinions about the issue.

Now, former Denver Broncos quarterback and NFL legend John Elway is speaking up about what happened.

Elway is the general manager of the Broncos. And if he were still an NFL player, you would not ever see him take a knee.

“I'm one that believes in standing for the National Anthem, and I've always believed that. I believe that this is the greatest country in the world. We are very fortunate to live here, but it's obviously not perfect. There are a lot of things that need to be corrected, and we will continue to work on those things. I'm one that really believes in standing for the flag,” Elway said in a statement posted on the team's Twitter account.

While more NFL players are joining in on the protests, Elway wants to see the demonstrations leave the field.

Elway said:

"I understand the players and the way they felt from the comments that were made earlier in the week. They felt they had to go down and kneel and that's up to them. Hopefully, as we go forward we can start concentrating on football a little bit more.

Take the politics out of football. But I think that last week was a good show of unity by the NFL and hopefully this week we can move forward."

On Sunday, the Denver Broncos face off against the Oakland Raiders. In their last game against the Buffalo Bills, several Broncos took a knee during the national anthem.

Time will tell if the team now decides to heed the boss's advice.

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