ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Bills players stood and knelt in solidarity during the national anthem before Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos.

The demonstration came after President Trump recently made controversial remarks while criticizing football players who had done this in the past.

Many Broncos players also knelt during the anthem.

The first NFL player to take a knee during the anthem was former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who knelt in protest of police brutality of minorities.

Several Bills players after the game said Sunday's message was the same.

"I think there's always going to be racism in the world. I truly believe that, and that's the sad part about it. But can we all stand up and say we're not going to stand for hate and we're going to be the people that are the voices for love and equality? That's exactly what we're going to do and I think that the Bills have expressed that,” said Bills wide receiver Jordan Matthews.

The team adds they will continue to have conversations about social injustice in the future.