Sports has long history of political gestures

The "Hands-up. Don't shoot!" gesture that five St. Louis Rams made during pregame wasn't the first time athletes have used their platform to make political statements.

Here's a short list of some of the most famous moments:

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Soccer player Nicolas Anelka was banned for five games for performing a gesture known in France as a "quenelle" _ described as an inverted Nazi salute _ during a game last year. He was later fired by his team, West Bromwich. Other soccer players, including Paolo Di Canio and Giorgos Katidis, have also been suspended for fascist salutes. (Photo credit should read IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images)
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