Majority of Houston Texans Players Kneel During National Anthem to Protest Owner Bob McNair's 'Inmates' Comments

Most of the Houston Texans weren’t feeling their owner’s comment comparing players who choose to protest during the national anthem to prison inmates — and they took a knee to show their displeasure.

via TMZ:

About 25 Texans players knelt during the National Anthem ahead of Sunday’s game against the Seahawks — which looked kinda awkward since some other players chose to stand.

The kneeling appears to be a direct response to Bob McNair’s comment last week when he said “You can’t have the inmates running the prison” in reference to players who kneel in protest.

The backlash was swift, and McNair apologized for his phrasing … but not before one of his players, DeAndre Hopkins, left Friday’s practice in reaction to the news.

Seems like that reaction trickled into Sunday as well … and the anthem debate continues. 

If they were really ’bout it they would’ve protested the game itself. Watch below.

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