Players kneel, raise fists during national anthem at NFL preseason games

Postado Agosto 10, 2018

Several NFL players took a knee, raised fists or did not take to the field while the National Anthem was played Thursday night before preseason games.

The newspaper noted that Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn raised his fist while standing during the anthem, renewing a protest he did during the 2017 National Football League season. Miami defensive end Robert Quinn raised a fist into the air.

During pregame warmups, multiple Eagles players wore T-shirts raising awareness about voter registration and prison populations.

Team owner Stephen Ross has said he would like his players to stand for the anthem, and the NFL recently suspended its rule regarding anthem protests until the league and players union can come to terms on a policy.

In Philadelphia, where the world champs played the Pittsburgh Steelers, Eagles captain and safety Malcolm Jenkins and cornerback De'Vante Bausby raised their fists during the anthem.

The NFL issued a statement Thursday night saying they will continue to play the anthem before games.

Kaepernick applauded the Dolphins players shortly after the display for their protest of "systemic oppression".

The NFL's preseason kicked off last week with the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens playing in the annual Hall of Fame Game. Players who do not want to stand during the anthem are allowed to remain in the locker room (or in the tunnel) without facing punishment. Teammate Chris Long reportedly "placed his arm around Jenkins' shoulder" during the song.

The section said fines or suspensions could potentially be handed out to players who kneel during the anthem.

Stills has routinely knelt for the anthem during his time with the team.