And so it continues.
With NFL ratings on the decline and owners beginning to speak out against the national anthem protests, players still have the audacity to disrespect our country. Many have chosen to boycott the NFL over their refusal to counteract the protests, so we’ve decided to make it easier.
Here is a list of all the NFL players who chose to protest the national anthem this week:
Colin Kaepernick | San Francisco 49ers
Colin Kaepernick, who had his first start of the season, knelt during the national anthem before the 49ers’ game against the Bills in Buffalo. Kaepernick was again accompanied by linebacker Eli Harold and safety Eric Reid in taking a knee during the national anthem. Safeties Jaquiski Tartt and Antoine Bethea, running back Mike Davis and cornerbacks Keith Reaser and Rashard Robinson also raised their right fists as the anthem played.
Arian Foster, Kenny Stills, Michael Thomas | Miami Dolphins
Running back Arian Foster, wide receiver Kenny Stills and safety Michael Thomas knelt for the anthem before the Dolphins’ game against the Steelers just as they have for every game this season. Foster spoke on the issue saying that productive conversations could help lead to change. “It’s just so easy to hate,” he said. “If you’re proclaiming to be a true American, freedom runs in our bloodlines, right? It’s supposed to. If somebody is telling you they don’t feel like they’re free, why wouldn’t you listen to them?”
Malcolm Jenkins and Ron Brooks | Philadelphia Eagles
Safety Malcolm Jenkins and cornerback Ron Brooks each raised a fist over their heads during the national anthem before their game against the Redskins. Both players have been doing so since Week 2 of the season.
Bruce Irvin | Oakland Raiders
Linebacker Bruce Irvin, who raised a fist during the national anthem in previous weeks, twirled a pink towel around his head before the Raiders’ game against the Chiefs in honor of breast cancer awareness month as well as in protest of the national anthem.
Robert Quinn | Los Angeles Rams
Defensive end Robert Quinn held up his right fist during the national anthem before the Rams’ game against the Lions. He has been doing that since Week 1 of the season.
The Seahawks linked arms in solidarity as a protest during the national anthem before their game against the Falcons. They have done so before every game this season.
Jason McCourty, Wesley Woddyard, Jurrell Casey, DaQuan Jones | Tennessee Titans
After the national anthem before the Titans’ game against the Browns, cornerback Jason McCourty, linebacker Wesley Woodyard and defensive linemen Jurrell Casey and DaQuan Jones all raised a fist, as they’ve done multiple times throughout this season.
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