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Singers Meghan Linsey and Rico Lavelle both take a knee

Two singers who performed the national anthem at Sunday's football games took a knee during their performances.

In Detroit, singer Rico Lavelle dropped to his right knee, bowed his head and raised his right fist wrapped around the microphone.

He took a knee at the word 'brave'. The Detroit Lions and the Atlanta Falcons were facing off in Detroit. Video from

shows him taking a knee.

In Nashville, 'The Voice' runner-up Meghan Linsey took a knee as she finished singing before the game between the and the Tennessee Titans. The guitarist accompanying her also took a knee.

The Seahawks and Titans didn't come on the field until after Linsey finished singing. A handful of players stood outside the tunnel.

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Pictured is Rico Lavelle, a Detroit-based singer who took a knee while singing the national anthem before an NFL game between the Detroit Lions and the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday

Pictured is Rico Lavelle, a Detroit-based singer who took a knee while singing the national anthem before an NFL game between the Detroit Lions and the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday

Lavelle took a knee and raised his right fist on the word 'brave', towards the end of the anthem

Lavelle took a knee and raised his right fist on the word 'brave', towards the end of the anthem

Meghan Linsey, who placed second in season 8 of The Voice, also took a knee, along with her accompanying guitarist, at the game between the Tennessee Titans and the Seattle Seahawks

Meghan Linsey, who placed second in season 8 of The Voice, also took a knee, along with her accompanying guitarist, at the game between the Tennessee Titans and the

In a statement released ahead of the game, the Seahawks said: 'As a team we have decided we will not participate in the national anthem. We will not stand for the injustice that has plagued people of color in this country.'

Lavelle wrote a series of tweets afterwards. He said: 'I support the players who represent people like me who do not have an everyday voice.'

'The President called them "sons of b*tches" less than 24 hrs ago. That is classless and incredibly UN-American,' he wrote in another tweet. 'How can the "leader" of the free world be so UN-American?' 

Linsey did not compose a tweet herself but did retweet supporters.

She retweeted Bobby Bones, who wrote: '@meghanlinsey respect. Took guts. And heart. Glad you followed it. Love this country.'

She also retweeted Haley Grace, who said: 'no matter what anyone says, I'm proud of @meghanlinsey for standing up for what she believes. #TakeAKnee #NationalAnthem #NFLSunday.'

The Falcons beat the Lions 30 to 26. The Titans beat the Seahawks 33 to 27. 

Lavelle is a local musician based in Detroit. 

Linsey placed second in season 8 of The Voice in 2015. She was on the show when Pharrell Williams was a judge.

Williams took a knee during the 'Concert for Charlottesville' on Sunday, in a pointed criticism of Donald

Before launching into a rendition of his hit song 'Happy', he took a knee during his performance in a pointed criticism of President Donald - despite not referencing the president by name.

Williams told the crowd: 'If I want to get on my knees right now for the people of my city, for the people of my state, that's what this flag is for.'

Lavelle is pictured in an Instagram video

Linsey is pictured at the 50th annual Country Music Awards in November 2016

Lavelle and Linsey took a knee in likely solidarity with NFL players who are doing so to protest racism and President Donald

In a series of tweets, Lavelle explained why he took a knee. He wrote: 'I support the players who represent people like me who do not have an everyday voice'

In a series of tweets, Lavelle explained why he took a knee. He wrote: 'I support the players who represent people like me who do not have an

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