Many teams on Sunday linked arms, a sign of unity after Trump said players who protest the National Anthem should be fired.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, one of the NFL’s biggest stars and a friend of President Trump’s, linked arms with his colleagues during Sunday’s National Anthem.
Brady appeared to link one arm with wide receiver Phillip Dorsett at the end of a line of players.
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Players around the league either linked arms or knelt during the anthem, in defiance of Trump’s saying any player who takes a knee should be fired.
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Brady and Trump have called each other friends in the past, though Brady is quieter about the nature of their relationship. He didn’t attend the White House ceremony for the Patriots Super Bowl win earlier this year, due to “family matters.”
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Brady’s act of defiance is a big deal, considering his star power and how close he is with Trump. Their relationship is constantly scrutinized.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady chats with Donald Trump (Photo by Donna Connor/WireImage)
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