Brandon Marshall Kneels During National Anthem Before Panthers vs. Broncos

September 9, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall knelt during the national anthem prior to Thursday night's NFL season opener against the Carolina Panthers.  
"I'm not against the military," Marshall said after the game, per Cameron Wolfe of the Denver Post. "I'm not against the police or America. I'm against social injustice."
The Charlotte Observer's Joe Person noted that all of the other Broncos and Panthers were standing. 
"While we encourage members of our organization to stand during the National Anthem, we understand and respect it being a personal decision," the Broncos said in a statement, per Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio. 
"Brandon is a great kid," head coach Gary Kubiak said, per Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post. "He is a leader of this team. I believe in my players."
Von Miller added after the game that he supports Marshall and 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the idea that change is needed, though he won't kneel for...

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