NFL players who protested during national anthem in Week 10

Johnson said they had veterans drive from hours away just to be a part of it, and it was a phenomenal day.

MacDonald, a veteran of the Air Force who serves on the board of directors for Veterans Assisting Veterans, a Lowell-based nonprofit organization, also joined Sunday with other veterans groups at the VFW Mottola Post in Revere for an event to boycott the NFL.

Despite declining ratings, the National Football League recently announced that it will continue to allow the controversial protests to continue.

Although the players have halted their kneeling in respect of Veterans Day, this is most likely a temporary pause.

The league and its players union announced Saturday there would be "no change" in league policy regarding the on-field protests, which began last season with a one-man effort by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who said he wanted to draw attention to police mistreatment of African-Americans across the U.S.

The majority of Houston Texans players protested ahead of their Week 8 game in Seattle after ESPN The Magazine reported that owner Bob McNair said, "We can't have the inmates running the prison" during mid-October owners meetings in reference to ongoing player demonstrations during the national anthem.

This one centers around season-ticket holders as well as viewers.

For their opponents, the New York Giants, Olivier Vernon again was the only team member to protest, taking a knee during the national anthem. The poll found that 30 percent of those who identified themselves as National Football League fans reported that they were watching fewer National Football League games this season. It was his first game since signing with the team this week. Punter Johnny Hekker put his arm around Quinn as a show of support, per usual.

"Boycott the NFL", which has 220,000 followers going into the weekend, added that its members plan to resist watching as long as "millionaire football players" protest the national anthem.