A year ago, Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt made it clear that, as an organization, the Chiefs believe players should stand for them anthem.

On Sunday, before the Chiefs’ game against the Dallas Cowboys, Hunt reiterated that belief, adding that he’s spoken to to team leadership, including front-office personnel, coaches and a handful of players about the matter.

“When it rolled around last year, it really wasn’t a big deal for us, and we’ve tried to stay with that this year,” Hunt said. “Obviously we’ve had some guys who have sat or knelt during some of the games this year, but we’ve continued to work with them and communicate with them that we prefer for them to stand.

“But at the end of the day, it’s their decision.”

Hunt said the organization has also tried to give the players a platform in the community to go deal with some of the issues they care about by working with the Chiefs’ community relations team.