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Jaguars owner Shad Khan issued a statement after linking arms with his players during the anthem

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Shad Khan, the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars and a hefty Donald Trump donor, offered comments following his team’s demonstration during the “Star Spangled Banner” in London against the Baltimore Ravens.

Khan gave a statement to ESPN’s Adam Schefter:

Post-Anthem comments from Jaguars owner Shad Khan: “It was a privilege to stand on the sidelines with the Jacksonville...

Posted by Adam Schefter on Sunday, September 24, 2017

His full comments are below:

“It was a privilege to stand on the sidelines with the Jacksonville Jaguars today for the playing of the U.S. national anthem at Wembley Stadium. I met with our team captains prior to the game to express my support for them, all NFL players and the league following the divisive and contentious remarks made by President Trump, and was honored to be arm in arm with them, their teammates and our coaches during our anthem. Our team and the National Football League reflects our nation, with diversity coming in many forms – race, faith, our views and our goals. We have a lot of work to do, and we can do it, but the comments by the President make it harder. That’s why it was important for us, and personally for me, to show the world that even if we may differ at times, we can and should be united in the effort to become better as people and a nation.”

This summer, Khan told SB Nation he had met President Donald Trump, who went on a rant about the NFL and player protests this weekend, and outlined his support for the president. Only after the president was elected did Khan start to push back.

"I thought the country was ready for change," Khan said. "He (Trump) just said what he needed to say to get elected. But some things are happening with this administration that are unbearable and almost unacceptable. Our only hope now is in the judicial branch."

Khan linked arms with Jaguars players on the sidelines during the playing of the anthem Sunday.