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Report: Entire Patriots team will stand for anthem Sunday

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Posted at 11:52 AM, Sep 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-27 11:52:42-04

The entire New England Patriots team will stand for the national anthem Sunday at Gillette Stadium, according to a new report. 

CSNNE's Gary Tanguay, citing league sources, says the team will stand in unison on their home field before kickoff against the Carolina Panthers.

Ahead of this past Sunday's game, a number of Patriots players - including quarterback Tom Brady - locked arms and stood for the anthem, while others kneeled.

Similar demonstrations took place across the league, including at New Era Field before the Bills took on the Denver Broncos.

Many players who kneeled said they did so to protest President Trump's comments at a rally in Alabama in which he called players who did not stand during the anthem "sons of bitches" and said they should be fired.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft, a Trump supporter who recently gave the President a Super Bowl ring, said he was "deeply disappointed" by Trump's comments.

The Patriots (2-1) are tied with the Bills atop the AFC East.