Packers' Aaron Rodgers makes statement on kneeling after Trump comments on protests during anthem

Posted at 9:58 AM, Sep 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-24 12:30:23-04

On a day where the NFL is in the spotlight following President Donald Trump's comments about kneeling during the national anthem, Aaron Rodgers is using his social media to respond.

On Instagram, he posted a picture of teammates, black and white, kneeling together at a practice, with a message of what he called solidarity.


#unity #brotherhood #family #dedication #love #

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He also chose to do his daily ticket giveaway for Sunday's Packers-Bengals game at a place where he said embodied the Bill of Rights.

President Trump spoke Friday about the issue of kneeling during the anthem, using a derogatory term for athletes who do so and saying NFL teams should fire those players. He continued his statement of that on Twitter Saturday and Sunday.

Packers President Mark Murphy spoke up in support of players' rights to protest in a team statement on Saturday.