In a “symbol of unity” the Seattle Seahawks linked arms as a team while standing for the national anthem before today’s game.
The Seattle Seahawks, including players, coaches and other employees, linked arms during the national anthem today. It was a symbol of unity, with different races, religions and backgrounds joined together.
It was a great showing from the team, and one that was highly expected. Doug Baldwin hinted that this was going to happen in a tweet from yesterday.
Doug Baldwin created a bit of a media firestorm earlier this week he said that the Seattle Seahawks were planning a “team demonstration” before today’s game against the Miami Dolphins. A lot of people freaked out, and many really dumb things were said about him and the team in general.
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Easily the dumbest thing came from DuPont mayor Mike Courts. He
in protest of a potential Seahawks protest that trend out not to be protest. Good job Mike, I hope you feel like an idiot.
Seattle cornerback Jeremy Lane did so before the final preseason game. He elected not to sit today, and joined in with his teammates in linked arms during the anthem today.
There were four Dolphins that kneeled during the anthem. Multiple players across the league either taken a knee or stood with a fist raised during the anthem this week. Every week there are more players joining Colin Kaepernick in his protest.
The Kaepernick protest, and other players joining in, will likely be a story throughout this season. It is unclear if the Seahawks will participate further at some point, but it does seem likely that some players will elect to do so.