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NFL National Anthem Protests: Players Kneel, Raise Fists In Thursday Games

10 August 2018, 03:25 | Charlene Valdez

NFL preseason sees kneeling, raised fists, during national anthem

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Wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson, both of the Miami Dolphins, kneeled during The Star-Spangled Banner, ahead of their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night.

The Philadelphia Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins and De'Vante Bausby showed resistance to the ban before their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers by raising fists during the anthem, while their teammate Chris Long placed his hand on Jenkins' shoulder, according to Philadelphia-based sports reporter Les Bowen.

There were no apparent demonstrations by the Buccaneers.

After a quiet Hall of Fame game last week in which there were no protests, there were several demonstrations in the first full week of preseason games on Thursday, including kneel-downs and fists in the air.

"As a black man in this world, I've got an obligation to raise awareness", Quinn was quoted by the AP as saying.

"The NFL has been engaged in constructive discussions with the NFL Players Association regarding the anthem and issues of equality and social justice that are of concern to many Americans".


Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick tweeted his support for the Miami players. Albert Wilson @iThinkIsee12 joined him in protest.

Stills has routinely knelt for the anthem during his time with the team. I don't really like the word "protest" because when people hear the word "protest" they think of it in a negative way. He said the team didn't agree with his belief that National Football League players should stand during the anthem.

The players' union filed a grievance about the policy change, and late last month, the new policy was put on hold while the NFL and NFL Players Association work on a resolution.

The league noted that while players won't be disciplined, it expects all players on the field to stand during the presentation of the flag and the anthem. As the song began, the players took a knee.

"We remain committed to working with the players to identify solutions and to continue making progress on important social issues affecting our communities".



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