Almost entire Texans team protests after owner firestorm

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Instead, numerous Houston Texans players took a knee before their game against the Seahawks because of a comment made by the team owner, Bob McNair.

Almost the entire Houston team took a knee during the national anthem on Sunday in Seattle, a direct shot at Bob McNair after a tumultuous few days that have seen owner and players turned against each other.

"We can't have the inmates running the prison", McNair was quoted as saying during a recent meeting with league executives and owners, exhorting them to consider how the kneeling protests could hurt the NFL's bottom line.

"McNair said he regretted the comment but was not referring to our players", The Associated Press reported.

The Seattle Seahawks and Houston Texans went at it in the ideal football game on Sunday, and fans were treated to a home victory in an absolute shootout in Week 8.

Reports from SI.com say all but 10 of the Texans players took a knee during the National Anthem.

McNair did not meet with the players on Friday after the comment but instead waited until Saturday morning to apologize personally - which reportedly bothered some of the team's players.

McNair issued two public apologies via statements distributed by the Texans. "We can't have the inmates running the prison", McNair said at a meeting regarding National Football League players' demonstrations against racial inequality and police brutality.

In arguing for the league to do something, McNair said they can't have "inmates running the prison."

But McNair's seeming comparison of the league's players to "inmates" sparked a bitter backlash from players across the league - and even from players in other sports.

"I think it angered a lot of players, including myself", Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown told reporters on Friday.

The league-wide protests began early in the 2016 season when Colin Kaepernick chose to take a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality and inequality against minorities. "I was not referring to [Texans] players".

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