Seattle Seahawks Say They Have ‘Big Surprise’ During Sunday’s National Anthem


Two members of the Seattle Seahawks told the Seattle Times on Wednesday that the team is considering some form of protest during the national anthem ahead of their season opener against the Dolphins on Sunday.

“Anything we want to do, it’s not going to be individual,” Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner said. “It’s going to be a team thing. That’s what the world needs to see. The world needs to see people coming together versus being individuals.”

He added: “Whatever we decide to do will be a big surprise.”

Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin echoed Wagner’s words, saying that the team had discussed some form of protest internally in their locker room.

“Our locker room has discussed it,” Baldwin said. “So we’ll see.”

On September 1st, ahead of the Seahawks’ final preseason game, Seattle cornerback Jeremy Lane did not stand during the national anthem. Lane explained that did this in solidarity with 49ers’ backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has knelt during the national anthem throughout the preseason, and will continue to do so, to protest police brutality and racial inequality.

Lane said he will continue to kneel during the anthem.

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SOURCE: Business Insider, Emmett Knowlton