December 1, 2014 2:32 PM EST

The St. Louis Rams caused a stir Sunday when some players emerged onto the football field with their arms raised in the “hands up, don’t shoot” pose that’s been used to protest the killing of Michael Brown. The St. Louis Police department condemned the gesture, calling it “tasteless, offensive, and inflammatory.” Meanwhile, the NFL said it would decline punishment of any kind for the players’ expression of free speech.

But this is not the only time athletes have made political demonstrations during an event. Here are six more examples of players getting political.

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