Estimates are that more than 250 NFL players participated in a national anthem protest against racism. This is the largest number of athletes engaging in such a protest to date in United States history. Players knelt or remained seated, while others stood with their fists raised during the national anthem. Three entire teams remained in the locker room during the anthem. Reactions were varied, reflecting the divisions regarding this topic. NYTimes.com, CBSSports.com, NYPost.com.