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Facebook Group Calls for Veterans Day NFL Boycott

Facebook Group Calls for Veterans Day NFL Boycott
Members of the Houston Texans kneel during the national anthem during an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Seattle. (Ryan Kang/AP)

By    |   Friday, 10 November 2017 02:46 PM

A Facebook group that's gained more than 215,000 followers is urging people to boycott all NFL games this weekend to mark Veterans Day because of the league's national anthem protests.

Boycott The NFL has set up one event, called "NFL Boycott — Veterans Day Weekend," for Sunday and Monday.

"We will be not be watching or listening to NFL games on November 12th in solidarity with veterans around the country, as football players have continued to disrespect the national anthem, the American flag, and everything our nation stands for," the event's description reads.

Several NFL players have taken a knee during the national anthem this season to protest a variety of issues, including perceived injustices and President Donald Trump's charged comments about the subject.

Others have called for boycotts, while some fans have even filmed themselves burning their NFL gear. Boycott The NFL's page reads, "Until millionaire football players stop protesting the national anthem of the United States, we'll be here. We love football, but we love our flag more."

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A Facebook group that's gained more than 215,000 followers is urging people to boycott all NFL games this weekend to mark Veterans Day because of the league's national anthem protests.
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