MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – For the second week in a row, the Minnesota Vikings locked arms during the national anthem.

Before the Sunday game against the Detroit Lions, the Vikings players and management were unified, standing with arms locked while “The Star-Spangled Banner” was sung.

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On the opposing sideline, most Lions players also stood with arms locked, although two players took a knee.

Last week, President Donald Trump condemned the players who took a knee during the national anthem. The NFL and the Vikings organization responded, defending players’ right to free expression.

“We are proud of our players, coaches and staff for the important role they play in our community, and we fully support their constitutional right to respectfully and peacefully express their beliefs,” Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf said in a statement.

  1. The Vikings, the NFL, Commissioner Roger Goodell, Owners, Coaches, Staff, PLAYERS can all go F themselves straight into bankruptcy. Disrespecting our American flag, our National Anthem, military who sacrificed their lives, military who have previously and currently sacrificed by serving and cops. They made their choice. Joined the Black Lies Matter. The NFL is a Democrat propaganda machine along with ESPN. I hope they all go broke. I’ll never allow a game in my home. I will never spend a penny to benefit them. Thanks to all the worthless trash who forced my tax dollars to pay for a billionaire’s stadium.