NFL May Face Worst Season Yet As Preseason Sees A VERY ROCKY Start

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The first full week of the NFL 2018 preseason began with a defiant start.

NFL players continued their national anthem protests by kicking off the preseason with fists in the air, some on their knees on Thursday night as the league began the 2018 preseason.

President Donald Trump, who has been openly critical of the league and has condemned players who disrespect the flag and the nation with their protests, denounced the renewed demonstrations in a tweet Friday.

Despite the controversy surrounding the protests, some players chose to demonstrate during several early NFL preseason games on Thursday, Fox News reported.

Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson knelt during “The Star-Spangled Banner” behind their teammates who were standing along the sideline before their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who did not appear to be protesting. Defensive end Robert Quinn stood and raised his right fist.

Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who sparked the protests by kneeling during the national anthem last season to protest social injustices, tweeted in response to Stills and Wilson’s reported protests.

Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and cornerback De’Vante Bausby raised their fists during the anthem before a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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