Updated: 9:35 p.m.
As expected, the reactions started pouring in Wednesday when the NFL announced its new national anthem policy.
From players to organizations and groups outside of football, many are acknowledging the league's polarizing decision.
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Eagles owner Jeff Lurie released a statement Wednesday night (see story). Here's a look at how his team could be affected (see story), while players have started to express their thoughts on the policy.
"Ultimately it is taking the players' voice away," Lane Johnson told NBC Sports Philadelphia's Derrick Gunn. "I think there will be some backlash from their decision."
Malcolm Jenkins and Chris Long also released statements on their Twitter accounts.
Here's a look at some of the reactions:
"Appropriate respect for flag and anthem" implies that guys were being disrespectful towards it. Which is an opinion. Most people who believe that ignore the responses from the players and more importantly why men chose to protest. https://t.co/j7nyw2Lkai— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) May 23, 2018
#Jets chairman Christopher Johnson tells Newsday he'll pay any anthem-related league fines for his players | @BobGlauber https://t.co/6zIqgPVIrZ pic.twitter.com/pxx8L0oz2B— Newsday Sports (@NewsdaySports) May 23, 2018