Less than 24 hours after the Las Vegas massacre that left at least 59 people dead, it initially appeared as if both the Washington Redskins and Kansas City Chiefs were in complete unity during the playing of the national anthem before the “Monday Night Football” game.

Then the camera cut to the Chiefs’ bench.

Sitting alone in protest was the team’s star cornerback, Marcus Peters.

Peters was the only player from either team who chose not to stand for the national anthem. He didn’t even choose to take a knee. He just remained seated.

Ironically, moments later, Peters was completely burned for a 44-yard touchdown by the Redskins.


NFL fans also brought their own message to the stadium.

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Regardless, it seems that Peters is now in the minority among NFL players. Following President Donald Trump's strong remarks against national anthem protests, roughly 180 NFL players refused to stand for the national anthem. This week, the number apparently dropped to 54:

That was after, of course, NFL fans made it clear they did not support “taking a knee” during the national anthem.

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