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Seahawks Discussing Possible ‘Team’ Protest of National Anthem Sunday


One of the biggest headlines this NFL Preseason was the act by San Francisco 49’ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who in protest failed to stand for the national anthem before a preseason game.

It’s been one of, if not the most talked about story line in the NFL all summer, even though it didn’t even happen to involve a play. Now the Seahawks are talking about a potential team protest, and wide out Doug Baldwin and LB Bobby Wagner say the team may do a ‘team’ protest before the game against Miami Sunday at home.

Here’s the report from Bleacher Report:

Per Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, Doug Baldwin said prior to the team’s practice Wednesday he has “considered” sitting or taking a knee when the national anthem plays prior to their game Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, adding that he wants to “get all of my ducks in a row before I do so.”

Wagner also said he hasn’t made a decision about joining in the pregame protest, but he noted that if any protest occurs, the entire Seahawks team would be taking part in it.

“It’s going to be a team thing,” Wagner said. “That’s what the world needs to see. The world needs to see people coming together versus being individuals.”

Wagner did not provide specifics about the Seahawks’ potential plan, only saying that “whatever we decide to do will be a big surprise.”

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5 Responses to “Seahawks Discussing Possible ‘Team’ Protest of National Anthem Sunday”

  1. john b jones says:

    after following the Seahawks from game one, I will be done. the money you people make because you have the freedom to do so. Freedom that so many have died for or have been tortured for. i am going to stop typing because i am getting angry just thinking about it. go ahead and disrespect my flag, 1 less 12. its a sad day in my house today.

  2. Dan says:

    Go right ahead and prove what we all think of NFL players anyway. Nothing but a bunch of uneducated, over payed thugs who think that running fast while holding a ball somehow makes you exceptional. I am a disabled combat veteran who served so you punks can drive your flashy cars with your gold chains and gold teeth. What have you done other than complain about your perceived oppression? How dare they only pay me 19 million a year. Its because Im black aint it? You all make me sick!

  3. Tom says:

    Well this is a free country (because of the Vets). The fans, police and Vets have the right to boo the Seahawks right off the field.

  4. Steve Stewart says:

    You get paid millions of dollars to play football not politics.If the Seahawks decide to dishonor our national anthem and our country, a lot of people including me will boycott anything Seahawks.

  5. Jon J. Ret says:

    If any player decides not to stand during our National Anthem as a sign of protest I would hope & pray that they would still put their hand over their hearts as a sign of respect for the flag and for those who have given their lives in defense of it. Your are still an American! Sad

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