Entire NFL Football Team To Protest National Anthem During Opening Day (DETAILS)


Heated debate grew to a boiling point when San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided to first sit and then kneel during the National Anthem as a form of protest against the police brutality that disproportionately affects people of color.

Much of the outrage came from white, right-wing news pundits and white folks on the internet. Whoopi Goldberg perhaps explained it best when she said on The View:

‘The bitch about all of this is we’re still protesting the same thing. That’s the awful part.’

Exactly. For those who are outraged over the protest of a song but silent while people of color are systematically murdered, they will never get it.

The Seattle Seahawks football team, however, does get it. The entire team is discussing joining Colin Kaepernick, as well as their own team member, cornerback Jeremy Lane, in sitting during the National Anthem.

Seattle Seahawks linebacker, Bobby Wagner, told the The Seattle Times:

‘Anything we want to do, it’s not going to be individual. It’s going to be a team thing. That’s what the world needs to see. The world needs to see people coming together versus being individuals.’

Wide receiver Doug Baldwin, Jr. began tweeting his support of Kaepernick’s protest after last Sunday’s game.

The Seahawks will join professional athletes like Richard Sherman, Michael Bennett, and the Seattle Reign’s Megan Rapinoe in supporting Colin Kaepernick’s reason for protesting.

For NBA star Stephen Curry’s public statement of support for Kaepernick, see video below:

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