Seahawks Michael Bennett Calls for a White Player to Join Protests Against Social Injustice

Michael Bennett

Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett said this week that he thinks it’s time for a white NFL player to join the protests against social injustice, Matt Calkins of the Seattle Times reports.

“You need a white guy to join the fight. The white guy is super important to the fight,” Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett said. “For people to really see social injustices, there must be someone from the other side of the race who recognizes the problem, because a lot of times if just one race says there’s a problem, nobody is realistic about it.”

A month after Kaepernick’s dissent captured the nation’s attention, we are yet to see a white NFL player make a similar gesture as “The Star Spangled Banner” plays.

“If somebody like, say, Aaron Rodgers got behind us, I think it would touch home for a lot more people,” said Seahawks defensive lineman Cliff Avril, whose team has chosen to lock arms while standing during the anthem. “At the same time, I see why they probably wouldn’t, because they don’t know what we’re going through. That’s one of those situations where it’s unfortunate.”


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