They were joined on the field by President Donald Trump, who attended the game.
The president, flanked by military members, stood near the 40-yard line with his hand on his heart as the anthem played.
Some say he appears to have gotten part of the anthem wrong too. The president, who has consistently railed against NFL players for disrespecting the American flag by kneeling during the National Anthem as a sign of protest, was also seen pausing throughout several moments of The Star-Spangled Banner.
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In response, the SIS stated that the NYT report mentioned four of the "hosts of influential talk shows". Kirkpatrick, the Times' London-based global correspondent.
Mr Trump was on the field for the ceremony marking the opening of the college football national championships between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs. Another person tweeted, "Trump's been trying to get football players fired for kneeling during the National Anthem and this man can't even mumble it on national television right".
Most of the players from Georgia and Alabama remained in their locker rooms during the anthem - though Alabama star running back Bo Scarbrough was caught on audio yelling "F-k Trump" in the tunnel at the Atlanta stadium before taking the field.
This is the President of the #United States that we're talking about.
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He added that Congress authorised up to US$900 million in such money for Pakistan for fiscal year 2017, which ended on Sept 30. His first tweet of 2018, calling out of the "lies and deceit" of Pakistan, had pretty much all of India whooping in approval.
"The president mouthed what appeared to be some of the words of the National Anthem and didn't mouth others". The general fear is that he is developing Dementia and Twitter users in America have not stopped coming for him for seemingly forgetting the words to the American national anthem.
It is also pertinent to mention Trump pushed the national anthem as a partisan issue shortly before the game during a speech to the American Farm Bureau Federation in Tennessee, tweeting, "We want our flag respected - and we want our NATIONAL ANTHEM respected also!" Many people were questioning whether Trump knows the words to the whole anthem.
Obviously Trump's critics were delighted and took to Twitter to gloat or simply express their astonishment.
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