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NFL Responds To Trump's Anthem Tantrum By Airing 'Unity' Ad On 'Sunday Night Football'

The National Football League on Sunday will air an advertisement calling for unity just days after President Donald Trump launched a divisive attack against players using their First Amendment right to protest the national anthem.
NFL Responds To Trump's Anthem Tantrum By Airing 'Unity' Ad On 'Sunday Night Football'

The National Football League on Sunday will air an advertisement calling for unity just days after President Donald Trump launched a divisive attack against players using their First Amendment right to protest the national anthem.

CNN first reported that the ad, titled Inside These Lines, would air during Sunday Night Football.

"We think this is the single best response to demonstrate what we are about," an NFL spokesperson explained to CNN. "It stands in stark contrast to some who practice the politics of division."

"Inside these lines, we don't have to come from the same place to help each other reach the same destination," the ad states. "Inside these lines, we may have our differences, but recognize there's more that unites us."

Watch it on YouTube.

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