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Sheri Evans
October 2, 2017

Walking around Wembley on Sunday pre-game, Ajayi's No.23 Dolphins' jersey was healthily represented in the myriad of shirts from every team as he became the first London-born skill player to take the field in one of the International Series games here.

Miami Dolphins players kneel for the U.S. national anthem ahead of their NFL game at Wembley Stadium, London.

Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills, tight end Julius Thomas and safety Michael Thomas took a knee for the United States national anthem.

NFL players protested during the USA national anthem for a second straight week on Sunday, ignoring a fresh demand from President Donald Trump to stand for the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner.

Drew Brees, the New Orleans quarterback, had posted on Twitter earlier in the week that his team would kneel together before the anthem and then stand during it to show "respect for all".

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Two Detroit Lions players took to one knee for the anthem before the game against the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis.

The protests, which began past year as San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick highlighted the treatment of black Americans in the United States, were less prominent than at last weekend's Wembley match.

Detractors of that particular brand of protest have argued it's disrespectful to the flag and military.

Very important that NFL players STAND tomorrow, and always, for the playing of our National Anthem.

President Trump tweeted on Saturday evening, reiterating his disapproval of the protests. Both the Ravens and the Steelers players stood for the anthem. Londoners are hoping to see their hometown National Football League runner showcase his talent in front of their own eyes but for Ajayi to do so he needs the front line to block better and his play calling head coach to do a better job of calling plays.

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