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NFL: Several gamers kneel for anthem, some teams stay in locker room

Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz U.S.A. TODAY

Released 2:04 PM EDT Sep 13, 2020

4 years after Colin Kaepernick first started kneeling throughout the national anthem as a technique of opposing cops cruelty and racial injustice, NFL gamers and teams as soon as again utilized the platform to make statements.On Sunday’s opening

round of video games for Week 1, the Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins, New York City Jets, Buffalo Expenditures and Jacksonville Jaguars remained off the field for the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

The Houston Texans wound up being the first team to stay in the locker space for both the anthem in Thursday’s kickoff video game against the Kansas City Chiefs. They also did not take the field for “Raise Every Voice and Sing,” which the NFL stated this offseason would be played prior to every game in the opening weekend.The Dolphins

revealed Thursday they would not be on the field for either tune.

” Before the media starts wondering and thinking, they just responded to all your concerns,” Dolphins coach Brian Flores stated. “We’ll simply stay inside.”

Several gamers from the Carolina Panthers, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings took a knee throughout the anthem, as did Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich.In a statement

posted on Twitter, the Colts stated, “We were not objecting the flag, the anthem, or the guys and females who wear the uniform. The timing of this action is suggested to highlight that the existence, power and injustice of racism remains irregular with the unity and versatilities of what it suggests to be an American.”

After the Seahawks began to the Atlanta Falcons, all players on the field took a knee.Published 2:04 PM EDT

Sep 13, 2020

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