Sport Chiefs Cornerback Marcus Peters Sits During National Anthem

04:16  08 september  2017
04:16  08 september  2017 Source:   Sports Illustrated

Cleveland police won't attend Browns ceremony due to anthem protests

  Cleveland police won't attend Browns ceremony due to anthem protests The Cleveland police union will not take part in the Browns’ pregame flag-holding ceremony prior to its Week 1 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers next Sunday. Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association President Steve Loomis said that the National Anthem protest led by multiple members of the Browns during the preseason will force his officers from sitting out the ceremony. He also didn’t mince words when it came to the Browns organization’s support of the protests.“It’s just ignorant for someone to do that,” Loomis said, via “It just defies logic to me.

The Kansas City Chiefs stood and linked arms during the national anthem before today’s game. Cornerback Marcus Peters added his own gesture by raising his right fist at the end of the line.

Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters had already made it clear that he supported Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the national anthem Marcus Peters with raised fist during Anthem . Locked arms by # Chiefs . No one sat or knelt.

  Chiefs Cornerback Marcus Peters Sits During National Anthem © ASSOCIATED PRESS

Chiefs Pro-Bowl cornerback Marcus Peters sat on the bench during the national anthem before his team's season-opener vs. the Patriots.

Peters, a first round pick out of Washington in 2015, has protested during the national anthem before—last season, he raised his fist during the national anthem and he rode a stationary bike during the anthem before a preseason game this year.

“I’m just stating that I’m black and I love being black,” Peters told reporters after he raised his fist. “I’m supporting Colin (Kaepernick) and what he’s doing as far as raising awareness with the justice system. I didn’t mean anything by it. I locked arms with my teammates. I talked with coach and coach said it was OK if I wanted to express my thoughts and so I just expressed it."

Here is a complete list of players who protested in some capacity during the national anthem this season.

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