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Extra security is placed near Ray Lewis statue at Ravens' stadium after petition urges its removal

Extra security is placed near Ray Lewis statue at Ravens' stadium after petition urges its removal

Extra security has been added near the statue of retired Ravens star Ray Lewis at M&T Bank Stadium after he joined current players Sunday in kneeling during the national anthem, provoking calls to remove the likeness.

As of Thursday morning, more than 53,000 people had signed an online petition on change.org that advocates for the removal of the Lewis statue “because of his refusal to stand during the National Anthem.”

“That song honors our country and our veterans who fought for it,” the petition reads. “To kneel during it is disrespectful,...

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