NFL Airing Unity Ad During Sunday Night Football As Trump Fuels Controversy Over Protests

'Inside These Lines' spot first ran during February's Super Bowl

After President Trump reignited the controversy over football players who kneel in protest during the National Anthem, the NFL is reportedly reairing a Super Bowl spot about bringing people together, during tonight’s Sunday Night Football game.

The decision was finalized this morning, according to CNN’s Brian Stelter. “We think this is the single best response to demonstrate what we are about,” an NFL spokesman told him. “It stands in stark contrast to some who practice the politics of division.”

The spot will air on NBC tonight, during the Sunday Night Football matchup between the Washington Redskins and Oakland Raiders.

Agency Translation created the spot, called “Inside This Lines,” for February’s Super Bowl LI.



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