The rest of their teammates stood, as did the entire Saints squad.
The decision by the Saints appeared to follow the Dallas Cowboys' lead.
Earlier, Trump had posted on Twitter: "Very important that NFL players STAND tomorrow, and always, for the playing of our National Anthem".
STREIF'S STRIFE: Saints right tackle Zach Streif, active despite missing time in practice during the week with a knee injury, left the game after sustaining a knee injury on the first play of the fourth quarter when a Dolphins defender fell on his legs. On Monday night, before "America's Team" competed against the Arizona Cardinals, the players and their owner, Jerry Jones, displayed their own version of unity by kneeling on the field before rising as a group prior to the playing of the national anthem.
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His use of "two percent" particularly angered Palestinians who released statements blasting Friedman's comments just hours later. Palestinians, however, point out that Israel controls Area C - which makes up approximately 60 per cent of the entire area.
The protests, which began previous year as San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick highlighted the treatment of black Americans in the United States, were less prominent than at last weekend's Wembley match.
The move drew criticism from Trump and fans, with accusations that the protesting players were disrespecting the national anthem and the United States military.
Detractors of that particular brand of protest have argued it's disrespectful to the flag and military. But if you do it to the anthem, and you're not disrespecting the anthem, people are going to watch.
Trump then attempted to threaten a boycott if players did not stand during the national anthem.
Since, the fallout by the league has been widespread. But his most notable play came on a running play.