Colin Kaepernick protesting the National Anthem has set off a hell of a wave in the NFL. Last night played host to some of the earliest games of the season, and no less than 14 NFL players took knees during the National Anthem.
As if that wasn’t enough, Shaun King laid out exactly who did the protesting on his Twitter just this morning (September 12). Kaepernick and Eric Reid of the San Francisco 49ers; Jeremy Lane of the Seattle Seahawks; Brandon Marshall of the Denver Broncos; Marcus Peters of the Kansas City Chiefs; Arian Foster, Michael Thomas, Jelani Jenkins, and Kenny Stills of the Miami Dolphins; Jurrell Casey, Jason McCourty, and Wesley WoodDro of the Tennessee Titans; and Martellus Bennett and Devin McCourty of the New England Patriots. The head of the Dolphins even showed support for his players as they took a knee
And the wave is beginning to hit younger more local players. Late last week, Massachusetts high school ball player Michael Oppong was originally thought to be suspended from a game after taking a knee during the anthem, but the superintendent of Doherty High School insists that it was never decided on. Either way, the outpouring of support that players like Oppong, Kaepernick, and others have been receiving is more proof that people are tired of American injustice. Just wait until players actually start refusing to play games until things are fixed.