Brandon Marshall Immediately Receives "Hate" After Televised National Anthem Protest: "That's Exactl
Denver Broncos' Brandon Marshall isn't going to let a little hate bring him down. The Super Bowl 50-winning star has addressed the immediate backlash he received after protesting the national anthem last night (September 8).
Following Thursday night's thrilling 21-20 win against the North Carolina Panthers, Marshall spoke out on his decision to kneel in protest of social injustice.
"I thought about it all the way up until when the lady was going to start singing," Marshall said after the Broncos' 21-20 win. "I was like, hmm, they're going to get on me. At the end of the day, I'm definitely good with my decision." He thought it through because he understood there are strong feelings on both sides. He said the only teammate he talked about it with was tight end Virgil Green, who told him, "be ready for everything that comes at you." Marshall said he checked his phone briefly after the game, before talking to the media. He saw what he called "hate comments." "To me, that's exactly what we're talking about," Marshall said. (Yahoo! Sports)
Marshall raised eyebrows after kneeling during Thursday (September 8) night's televised game.
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 outspoken national anthem protestor Colin Kaepernick's decision to kneel at NFL games.
"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.
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