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Rob Lowe speaks on stage at the 5th annual NFL Honors at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in San Francisco. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision for NFL/AP Images)

Rob Lowe tweeted saying NFL players shouldn't boycott the national anthem on 9/11


Actor Rob Lowe tweeted Saturday saying NFL players should take a time out from their national anthem protests as a sign of respect for those who died during the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago.

"Dear @NFL," Lowe tweeted. "Any player wants to boycott the anthem on 9/11 should be asked to remain in the locker room until kick off. It's not their moment."

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick triggered the protests when he took a knee during the national anthem at the start of the team's preseason game against the Green Bay Packers.

"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick told NFL Media. "To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder."

Since Kaepernick refused to stand during the anthem, several other players -- including his fellow San Francisco 49ers teammate Eric Reid and Seattle Seahawk's cornerback Jeremy Lane -- have joined in on the protest.

Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin told the New York Daily News, that the team plans to stand and interlock arms before their game on Sunday.

While Lowe didn't specifically say whether or not he supported Kaepernick's initial protest, he made it clear that he thinks all players should stand on Sept. 11.

"There is a time and place," Lowe tweeted in response to a fan. "It's 9/11. Give it a rest for a day and respect the fallen."

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