“Everyone is so angry about my comment is not to understand the reasoning behind the knees, in the first place, Nate… [Boyer] and Kap [Colin Kaepernick] came to an agreement that kneeling was the most respectful way to support our military while also standing for equality,” Mayfield wrote, noting that it is “okay” with the loss of fans on his position.
Emily, who was married to Mayfield for nearly a year, shared her post on its own platform, adding three hearts in the Browns colors. She also reposted a message from the Big Apple Browns fan account that read, “Proud of our QB.”
Mayfield has also posted a video of himself on Saturday work in a “I Can’t Breathe” shirt. George Floyd said, “I can’t breathe”, as the former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck before his death.
At the national level, demonstrations took place in the wake of Floyd’s death, with several NFL players, including Odell Beckham Jr, Saquon Barkley, and Jamal Adams to ask the league “listen to your players” in a Black to the Life of the Material of the video.