RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin has tweeted that the team “will honor the country and flag” in a “demonstration of unity” prior to Sunday’s season opener against Miami.
Former Green Beret and one-time Seahawks long-snapper Nate Boyer later tweeted that he had spoken with the Seahawks players about their plans and wrote, “what the team will do is a powerful sign of unification + respect for the Anthem + those that fight for our Freedom!”
Sunday is the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick has recently drawn attention for refusing to stand for the playing of the national anthem before games as a protest of minority injustice.
Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall, a college teammate of Kaepernick, took to a knee during the playing of the national anthem before Denver’s season opening win over Carolina.
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