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Kate Mara, who has deep roots in the NFL, supports players who kneel in prayer during the national anthem

Victor Cruz and Kate Mara attend the NFL SUNDAY TICKET on DIRECTV 25th Season Kickoff y at The Blond.

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Actress Kate Mara, whose family co-owns the New York Giants and the Pittsburgh Steelers, threw its support for NFL players who have decided to kneel during the national anthem Friday.

The “Pose” star said in an interview with Variety that they supported the players decision”, whatever that may be.”

“I think that everyone has a constitutional right to stand or kneel or sit during the national anthem,” she said.

Mara is the great-granddaughter of Giants founder Tim Mara and Steelers founder Art Rooney. Her uncle, and Giants co-owner John Mara, and helped the form of the NFL’s national anthem policy that would allow teams to fine players who are not on the field, and stands for the “Star-Spangled Banner.”

Mara was on hand last week to celebrate the 25th Season of NFL Sunday Ticket on DirecTV. She remembered going to Giants games with her family when she was young.

“It reminds me of my childhood,” she told Variety. “It’s going to a Giants game in New York with my family on a Sunday for me, that is the normal way, and the most comforting way, because you are surrounded by family and love, and a lot of passion.”

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick caused a storm in 2016, when he decided to kneel down during the national anthem to protest racial injustice. His decision led to a movement about the NFL and is made of a fierce debate within and outside of football.

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @RyanGaydos.

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