Since Colin Kaepernick controversially decided to sit during the national anthem at a preseason game for the San Fransisco 49ers, a number of different athletes have decided to join in and voice their support for the Quarterback.
And now, Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner is stating that fans and spectators should expect a “big surprise” during their home opener against the Miami Dolphins. Wagner stated that the entire team will be participating in the protest, it is not yet clear what they plan to do in order to protest.
Sunday’s game also marks the 15th anniversary of September 11th, where thousands of innocent Americans were killed by a radial Islamic terrorist strike.
Apparently the team does have the support of Head Coach Pete Carroll. After Cornerback Jeremy Lane kneeled in order to voice his support for Kaepernick, Carroll stated “we’ll leave that up to him.”
With this in mind, Wagner went on to tell the Seattle Times, “Anything we want to do, it’s not going to be individual. It’s going to be a team thing. That’s what the world needs to see. The world needs to see people coming together versus being individuals.” He was not willing to go into specifics about the details of their plans, however he did explain, “our locker room has discussed it.”
Despite initially receiving robust criticism, a number of prominent celebrities, politicians, and other public figures have expressed their solidarity for Kaepernick. Since then, his jersey sales have gone through the roof, becoming the top selling jersey in the country, and even the President offered a rather supportive statement about the situation.