Die Seattle Seahawks entschieden als Team geschlossen gegen die herrschende Ungerechtigkeit gegen farbige Personen vorzugehen und werden gemeinsam nicht an der Hymne teilnehmen.
Seattle Seahawks players say they won't participate in national anthem: "We unite to oppose those that would deny our most basic freedoms." pic.twitter.com/v1Aa02R5g3
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) 24. September 2017
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) 24. September 2017
As a team, we have decided we will not participate in the national anthem. We will not stand for the injustice that has plagued people of color in this country. Out of love for our country and in honor of the sacrifices made on our behalf, we unite to oppose those that would deny our most basic freedoms. We remain committed in continuing to work towards equality and justice for all.
As a team, we wanted to be unified in our actions today. The players jointly decided this was the best course of action. Our commitment to the military and our community is resolute and the absence of our team for the national anthem shouldn’t be misconstrued as unpatriotic.