Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett made his reasons to protest the national anthem pretty clear, but on Wednesday morning he made those reasons even more clear, taking to Twitter to tell the story of his encounter with the Las Vegas Police department after the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor fight.
Colin Kaepernick, who began his protest with the national anthem one year ago, tweeted in support of Bennett after reading his story:
This violation that happened against my Brother Michael Bennett is disgusting and unjust. I stand with Michael and I stand with the people. pic.twitter.com/TqXFiso6lk
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 6, 2017
Bennett’s coach Pete Carroll, who has previously said he supports Bennett’s protest, and many other athletes responded to Bennett’s message:
May this incident inspire all of us to respond with compassion and courage pic.twitter.com/vtsaB8BWi5
— Pete Carroll (@PeteCarroll) September 6, 2017
Blount’s teammate, Eagles safety Malcom Jenkins, is also with Bennett.
Michael Bennett’s teammate Justin Britt also hared his thoughts.
— Justin Britt (@JustinBritt68) September 6, 2017
The executive director of the NFL Players Association DeMaurice Smith wanted to share his feelings on social injustice.
— DeMaurice Smith (@DeSmithNFLPA) September 6, 2017
Even musician and actor Common responded to Bennett’s letter.
— COMMON (@common) September 6, 2017
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