Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman Michael Bennett sat through the nationwide anthem earlier than the Sunday recreation towards the Minnesota Vikings, in response to a number of experiences.
Bennett sat on the bench through the anthem, persevering with his participation in ongoing protests by NFL gamers towards police brutality and racial inequality.
No different gamers participated in protests on Sunday, together with Malcolm Jenkins, who raised his fist through the anthem all of final season, according to NBC Sports.
Bennett through the season opener’s national anthem wandered across the bench however didn’t sit down.
Carolina Panthers security Eric Reid took a knee on Sunday through the nationwide anthem, making him the primary Panthers participant to ever kneel through the “Star-Spangled Banner,” in response to experiences.
President TrumpDonald John TrumpKavanaugh supporters drink beer to celebrate his confirmation Chelsea Handler on Kavanaugh confirmation: ‘We are stronger than this bullshit’ Gubernatorial candidate Kobach connects 9/11 to immigration MORE and a number of different Republican lawmakers have taken on the NFL protests as a lightning-rod political and cultural challenge, claiming the NFL demonstrators are unpatriotic and anti-police.
Trump has referred to as out specific gamers for taking part within the protests, suggesting that they need to be reduce from the league and even depart the nation.
The gamers have pushed again on the assaults, insisting the demonstrations are supposed to critique abuse of energy.