The national anthem controversy is getting bigger than Colin Kaepernick. Denver Broncos star Brandon Marshall is the first NFL player to protest police brutality during a regular season game.
Marshall expressed his freedom of speech at the Thursday (September 8) night game between the Broncos and North Carolina Panthers in Denver.
Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall has joined the ranks of players making a statement during the national anthem. Marshall kneeled during the anthem before tonight’s season opener against the Panthers. He appeared to be the only player on the Broncos’ sideline doing so, and everyone on the Panthers’ sideline appeared to be standing. (NBC Sports)
Golden State Warriors’ star Steph Curry defended Colin’s decision to protest the national anthem.
“I love that there’s freedom of speech and he can stand up for what he believes in,” Curry said in an interview with CNBC’s Sara Eisen. “There’s going to be people that disagree with him and there’s going to be people that agree with him, which is what I think our country stands for, which hopefully will drive the conversation to bettering the equal rights and treatment of African Americans and people of color. So I applaud him for taking a stand and hopefully the conversation is about what his message was and not, ‘Is he going to stand or is he going to sit for the national anthem?’ … The conversation is started and should continue.” (SF Chronicle)
This week, Colin reacted to his San Francisco 49ers jersey toppling the NFL store’s sales.
Over this past holiday break, Dreamville head J. Cole showed his support for Kaepernick at a live concert by rocking a jersey.
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