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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars have apologized to local military leaders for demonstrating during the national anthem in London last month.
Jaguars President Mark Lamping sent a letter to the director of military affairs and veterans in Jacksonville saying the team was "remiss in not fully comprehending the effect of the national anthem demonstration on foreign soil has had on the men and women who have or continue to serve our country."
Most of the Jaguars, including owner Shad Khan, locked arms during the anthem Sept. 24.
NCAA:The student who wears the owl mascot costume at a Georgia public university where five cheerleaders knelt during the national anthem had no business leading a cross-campus march in support of the cheerleaders, an influential lawmaker said.
Kenneth Sturkey, who dresses as Scrappy the Owl at Kennesaw State University events, said he donned the costume for Monday's rally on behalf of cheerleaders who knelt at a game Sept. 30 to protest racial inequality.
SWIMMING: American swimmer Anthony Ervin has joined the growing number of athletes to kneel during the national anthem, taking a knee Sunday after he anchored Team USA's mixed 200-meter medley relay team during a meet in Brazil.
At the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney, Ervin became the first U.S. swimmer of African-American descent to win Olympic swimming gold.
SOCCER: Before a Bundesliga soccer game, Hertha Berlin's players and coaches knelt in support of "tolerance and responsibility." It's believed to be the first time that European athletes joined the protests of some National Football League players, which have drawn criticism from President Donald Trump and others.
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