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Players line up during the national anthem before an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

An angry group of Chicago area veterans turned out Sunday during the Bears-Packers NFL game to burn football jerseys in protest of the way NFL owners have responded to the long-simmering national anthem controversy, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune.

"We fought for your freedom, but our brothers and sisters did not lay down their lives so you could disrespect the flag or our country," said Joe Toma, who helped organize the jersey burning.

Read the Tribune's report here.

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Buggs Raplin

A lot of empty seats in Chicago not shown by the fake sports media in prostration to Goodell and the NFL.

Cassandra

A lot of empty comments with no proof to back up his conspiracies from Buggs Raplin.
Still waiting for him to provide proof for his ridiculous claims about the Vegas Strip being "raked by gunfire".

Slider

How come this waited until Tuesday to report?

oducks55

I thought those who signed up to fight did so to make a change or because they believed in something. I didn't think they signed up because they wanted to be treated a certain way or because they wanted to be given recognition in only a way they see fit. Interesting.

Buena Vista

Very good comment, oducks55.

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