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Malcolm Jenkins was joined by De’Vante Bausby in his anthem protest, while defensive end Chris Long put his arm around Jenkins in a sign of support

Several NFL players who protested during the US national anthem before pre-season games have been criticised by President Donald Trump.

Ex-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was the first to protest in 2016 and some players raised a fist and others kneeled at three games on Thursday.

The NFL says plans to fine players for anthem protests have been put on hold.

“Find another way to protest, stand proudly for your national anthem or be suspended without pay,” tweeted Trump.