Players from the Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens joined a wave of protests and knelt during the national anthem before Sunday’s game in Wembley Stadium, London. In the first NFL game since Trump called for players who took part in the protests to be sacked and games boycotted, around 20 players and staff knelt. Jacksonville Jaguars' owner Shahid Khan - who donated $1m to the Trump campaign – joined his players on the pitch in an unusual move and locked arms with those protesting in a seeming show of solidarity.
With the full schedule of NFL games featuring a matchup in London this Sunday, bets will need to be on early if you are looking to back either of the Baltimore Ravens or Jacksonville Jaguars. Faced with several away teams as favorites in Week 3, our lock of the day is one of the few home teams expected to win. While form often goes out of the window when it comes to rivalry games, the Philadelphia Eagles look far too strong for the visiting New York Giants and look good to cover less than a touchdown. Our outsider of the weekend focuses on the Indianapolis Colts, giving up 1.5 points at home against the Cleveland Browns. Neither team has shown much to convince backers they are worthy of their
SOMERSET, N.J. — As President Trump called for NFL owners to suspend or fire players who protested the national anthem, players and coaches answered defiantly Sunday morning, with most members of the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars either standing with their arms locked in solidarity or taking a knee on the field. Ravens Coach John Harbaugh joined his players, locking arms, and Jaguars owner Shahid Khan, a Pakistani American billionaire and businessman, joined his players before the game's kickoff at 9:30 a.m. in London's Wembley Stadium. Ravens Hall of Famer Ray Lewis also took a knee during the anthem. The show of defiance comes hours after Trump on Sunday morning renewed his demand