Colin Kaepernick Lauds Kenny Stills, Albert Wilson For Continuing Anthem Protests

Colin Kaepernick Lauds Kenny Stills, Albert Wilson For Continuing Anthem Protests

Colin Kaepernick Lauds Kenny Stills, Albert Wilson For Continuing Anthem Protests

He says he's committed to what he's doing. "Instead of people saying, 'Yeah, let's do this, let's make change, let's make our country a better place, ' it's like, 'no, don't do this ... this isn't the right place".

"I made my decision".

Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson were the only players reported to kneel before the eight early games kicked off. Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas and linebacker Brandon Marshall, and Seahawks linemen Duane Brown and Quinton Jefferson, retreated to their respective tunnels while the anthem played. Philadelphia Eagles players Michael Bennett and Jay Ajayi took a seat on the bench near the end of the anthem before Thursday's regular season opener, but there were no other visible protests.

Colin Kaepernick, the original National Football League kneeler, took to Twitter to commend the players for their "resistance".

Jenkins said he would like to move the focus away from the anthem.

Marshall sent out a statement touting a charity created to help people who are on the verge of homelessness. "This begins by addressing the most fundamental needs - by feeding the minds and bodies". "Otherwise worse!" the President wrote.

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has shown his support for players that knelt during the U.S. national anthem in week one of the 2018 NFL season.

CBS and Fox, which carried Sunday afternoon's games, have said they did not plan on televising the anthem.

Kaepernick has been under fire since 2016 when he first took a knee during the pre-game playing of the national anthem to protest racial injustice.

President Donald Trump pointed to historically low television ratings for the National Football League as protests during the USA national anthem continued ahead of the first Sunday games of the season. That league soon put a halt to that policy, leaving the situation at a standstill.

"I think it's awesome they're stepping up and spreading awareness", Wilson said.

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