In 2017, the innocent phrase "take-a-knee" took on a new, politically-charged meaning after other football players knelt in support of Colin Kaepernick and his police-brutality protest and were criticized by many, including the president.
The soldiers on patrol were ordered to pause and take a knee so they could assess the situation and decide on the best course of action.
It was sugggested to the 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick that instead of sitting during the national anthem to protest police violence it would be more respectful to take a knee.
With only two minutes left in the game the quarterback was told to take a knee and end the play so as to defend the team's slim lead.
The players take a knee and huddle around the coach while he gives them the plays.