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Media Fails to Point Out Only 12% of NFL Players Protested National Anthem

Dear media, why all the buzz about protests from a small portion of the National Football League’s players?

Per ESPN’s Darren Rovell, only 120 players [1] in the league protested the American national anthem during pre-game ceremonies this past Sunday. That figure represents 12 percent of the league’s players.

Granted, it is more than what American viewers are used to seeing, but it is really a drop in the bucket compared to the intense coverage that the protests created.