wang1993: Group of Browns players kneel, huddle during national anthem

Group of Browns players kneel, huddle during national anthem


24 Aug 2017 at 01:16am
Magee, Isaiah Willie Young Authentic Jersey Crowell and Brandon Wilds, wide receivers Kenny Britt and Ricardo Louis, safeties Jabrill Peppers and Calvin Pryor, tight end Seth DeValve and cornerback Jamar Taylor all dropped to one knee during the anthem.

“The United States is the Ted Larsen Youth Jersey greatest country in the world. It is because it provides opportunities to its citizens that no other country does," said DeValve, believed to be the first white NFL player to kneel during the anthem this year. "The issue is that it doesn’t Prince Amukamara Womens Jersey provide equal opportunity to everybody. And I wanted to support my African-American teammates today who wanted to take a knee.

"We wanted to draw Mike Glennon Youth Jersey attention to the fact that there’s things in this country that still need to change. I myself will be raising children that don’t look like me, and I want to do my part as well to do everything I can to raise them in a better environment than we have right now.”

Several other players — rookie Marcus Cooper Youth Jersey quarterback DeShone Kizer, offensive tackle Shon Coleman, punter Britton Colquitt, cornerback Jason McCourty and offensive guard Marcus Martin — stood next to the group and placed an arm on a kneeling teammate.

“As professional athletes, in Kendall Wright Authentic Jersey our realm and with our platform, we can invoke a lot of change,” McCourty said.

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