Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall kneeled during the National Anthem at the start of Thursday night’s season opener.
What happens if more and more blacks take a knee? Trump is right... go find another country.
Andra Day sang the anthem at Sports Authority at Mile High, and the television broadcast showed Marshall on one knee as other Broncos teammates were standing.
All of the players on the Carolina Panthers appeared to be as well.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand for the national anthem during the preseason has sent shockwaves through the NFL, and some players have followed suit. Kaepernick said he is doing it as a protest against the way African-Americans and other minorities are treated in American society.
LB Brandon Marshall took a knee during the national anthem. Marshall & Colin Kaepernick were teammates at Nevada. pic.twitter.com/QruIeCGBdu— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 9, 2016
So far there’s no word public statement from Marshall on why he chose to kneel.
The Denver Broncos released a statement about the matter to NBC, the network broadcasting the game:
While we encourage members of our organization to stand during the national anthem, we understand and respect it being a decision.
Marshall was a teammate of Kaepernick’s at Nevada, NBC reported.
“I think it’s a terrible thing, and you know, maybe he should find a country that works better for him, let him try, it’s not gonna happen.”Keep taking a knee, black NFL players.
Keep it up (or should it be, "keep it down?").
You have no idea what you are helping unleash, so please, keep taking a knee.