Jaguars Owner Shad Khan Links Arms With Players In National Anthem Statement


Sep 24, 2017

Several NFL owners have released statements this weekend condemning President Donald Trump’s criticism of players who choose to protest during the national anthem.

Shad Khan, who owns the Jacksonville Jaguars, made a different sort of statement Sunday morning, locking arms with Jaguars players during “The Star-Spangled Banner” ahead of Jacksonville’s game against the Baltimore Ravens in London.

Khad later released a statement saying he “was honored to be arm and arm” with the team during its display of unity.

Numerous Jaguars and Ravens players also knelt during the anthem, with retired linebacker Ray Lewis joining in on the Baltimore side.

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Trump’s criticism of the NFL, its players and, in a separate tweet, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry triggered a massive response from around the sports world, with dozens of players, owners, coaches and personalities voicing their displeasure with the president.

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