The quarterback, the star of the Arizona Cardinals, Kyler Murray, will be one of many players who should kneel during the national anthem when the season NFL 2020 will begin.
Murray spoke to reporters Wednesday and said he planned to take action to protest against the police brutality and social injustice.
“I’ll be at the knees,” said Murray. “I defend what is right. This is the result. I call it as I see it. I’m definitely going to take a knee. ”
Other players in the league have already confirmed that they will agenouilleraient during the national anthem, including the quarterback of the Cleveland Browns Baker Mayfield. A fan asked Mayfield on Instagram not to kneel, but he responded by saying: “Pull the head. I am absolutely. “He has heard much criticism about his response, but when he explained his reason, he stated that the former NFL player and green beret Nate Boyer said to Colin Kaepernick in 2016.
“Everyone is so upset by my comment does not understand the reasoning behind the kneeling in the first place,” wrote Mayfield on his history Instagram. “Nate and Kap came to an agreement according to which kneeling was the most respectful support for our military while defending equality.
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“I have the greatest respect for our military, our cops and the people who serve our country,” added Mayfield. “It is a matter of equality and everyone is treated the same way because we are all human. This has been ignored for too long and it’s my fault also for not being more educated and to remain silent. If I lose fans, it’s going to. I have always spoken my mind. And it comes from the heart. ”
The star of the Houston Texans, J. J. Watt has also expressed his thoughts on Twitter about how to act. One person wrote, in a tweet now deleted, that he was “pretty sure” that the triple a defensive player of the year did not take a knee with three easily add emoji of the american flag.
Watt has cheered back on Saturday: “Don’t speak for me ”
“If you still think that it is not to respect the flag or our military, you have clearly not listened to “, has tweeted a Watt.
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The coach of the Texans, Bill O’brien, has said that it is agenouillerait with his players if they chose to do so during the anthem.
Watt has been frank about the need for more understanding and justice in the country after the death of George Floyd during his custody in Minneapolis on may 25.
Earlier this month, he wrote a long article on the social networks that began: “silence is unacceptable “.
Frank Miles, of Fox News, contributed to this report.