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All Patriots stood for the national anthem during their season opener Sunday afternoon against the Miami Dolphins.
No players locked arms, nor did any raise their fists.
The Dolphins stayed in the locker room, a decision the team announced Thursday in a two-minute video that condemned the league for its “fluff and empty gestures.”
“We don’t need another publicity parade,” the players said, “so we’ll just stay inside until it’s time to play the game.”