Vice President Mike Pence, front center, stands during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL football game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Shelby Lin Erdman, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
National anthem protests took center stage late last month after Trump demanded the NFL fire players who knelt in protest over social injustices.
That sparked outrage from the league and its players. Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFL owners and players took a knee the following Sunday in games across the country showing their solidarity with each other and against Trumps comments.