from @errythangnanythang - ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾 -Several NFL players knelt, raised fists or simply refused to take the field during the playing of the national anthem as a controversial protest against police brutality dragged into the 2018 preseason. As The Associated Press reports, in Philadelphia, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, who suspended his protest last December, and cornerback De'Vante Bausby, raised their fists while defensive end Chris Long stood with his arm around Jenkins' shoulder.
Defensive end Michael Bennett walked out of the tunnel during the anthem and walked toward the bench while it played. Sports Illustrated reports that the Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey, Telvin Smith, Leonard Fournette and T.J. Yeldon did not join their teammates skipping the pregame performance of the anthem. In Seattle, three Seahawks also declined to take the field. Meanwhile, the Dolphins' Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson knelt, while defensive end Robert Quinn raised his fist.
The renewed protests come after the National Football League sought to put the controversy behind it by formulating a new policy requiring athletes and staff to "stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem.” However, that policy, announced in May, was put on hold last month when the NFL and the NFL Players Association agreed to suspend enforcement of the new rules. “Everybody is waiting for what the league is going to do," Jenkins said, according to AP. "We won't let it stop what we stand for." - #regrann --- #KennyStills #AlbertWilson #MichaelBennett #MalcolmJenkins #RobertQuinn #EricReid #ColinKaepernick #NFL #KnowYourRights #KnowYourRightsCamp #17thsoulja #blackig17th @17thsoulja6 #TakeAKnee #TakeTheKnee #ImWithKap #ImWithEReid