Then a bunch of right-wing media outlets and commentators invented a false narrative about the American players.
A bunch of right-wing people and publications claimed that they were.
Another line of attack
It’s certainly possible that those five players were making a political statement by not turning toward the physical flag like their teammates did; none of the five have spoken publicly about their Monday intentions. Regardless, they did not turn their back to the flag. They simply continued to stand how they had been standing — facing the part of the stadium DuPré was facing.
How the debunking was handled
Travis then said he found the video “a little bit confusing.”