Players of the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers stayed in the locker room during the playing of the national anthem, Breitbart reports.
The move by the team’s players in their road game against the Chicago Bears on Saturday came days after President Donald Trump lambasted NFL players for taking a knee during the song.
It is not yet clear whether the Steelers intended to remain in the locker room for the remainder of the season or if this was a one-time event.
Not everyone from the Steelers roster joined the protest. CBS Sports reported that offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva, a former Army Ranger, was spotted outside the players’ tunnel at Soldier Field.
Elsewhere in the league, a number of players from other teams joined in protest by refusing to participate in the national anthem.
Players from the Seattle Seahawks and the Tennessee Titans were nowhere on the field as the “Star Spangled Banner” played at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.