The Chicago Bears and the National Football League were locked in a battle of wills for control of the anthem protest movement.
The NFL is the most powerful sport in the world and the most popular sports league in the United States.
The protests have been raging in the U.S. since last year, and have since morphed into a worldwide phenomenon.
Glennon, the Bears’ quarterback, took a knee at the end of the first quarter during Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins.
His knee is the first player to take a knee in protest during the national anthem since the 1970s.
But Glennon’s actions came at a time when the protests have gained steam, as social media posts have taken aim at the NFL.
This week, the league’s commissioner, Roger Goodell, said he has spoken with Glennon and that the players are supportive of his decision.
The Bears, meanwhile, are in the midst of a tumultuous season.
In the past week, a group of players took a stand during the anthem, with tight end Jordan Reed, linebacker Kevin White and linebacker Jayrone Elliott joining the others.
After the players took their stand, the players then went on the field, and they returned to their locker rooms.
In recent weeks, players have been protesting for the right to remain silent during the National Anthem.
The National Football Association, meanwhile., has been the biggest sponsor of the Bears this season.
The league has seen an increase in the number of players protesting during the season, with players such as DeAndre Hopkins, Odell Beckham Jr., and Jordan Matthews among those who have participated.
But it has also seen an uptick in the protests during the off-season.
It is also unclear whether the NFL would support the protests, given the controversy over anthem protests in the last few years.
In a recent report, the New York Times said the NFL’s owners had become “increasingly concerned about the extent of social media, and by extension, the extent to which it has become a platform for social unrest.”
The NFL has had to respond to the protests in recent years.
Earlier this month, the NFL fined quarterback Colin Kaepernick $10,000 after he began protesting the league.
The team also banned him from the team for a month after a video of him making a Nazi salute during the 2016 season went viral.
The incident prompted the NFL to fine him $50,000 for making a racial slur.
This month, a video emerged of Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz saying he was “disrespectful” to black people during the playing of the national anthems during the preseason.