Seahawks players may expand national anthem protest Sunday vs Dolphins

by STEPHEN COHEN | KomoNews.com  |  published on September 9, 2016

RENTON — The Seattle Seahawks hope to make a statement in their season-opening matchup versus the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

But some of the players might make a statement before the game even starts.

Following protests by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Seattle cornerback Jeremy Lane, members of the Seahawks might join together to address the issues that motivated Kaepernick to first sit, then kneel during the playing of the national anthem.

Linebacker Bobby Wagner said Wednesday that the team is considering a show of unity in order to promote justice and equality for all Americans, regardless of skin color.

“Anything that we want to do, it’s not going to be individual,” Wagner said ahead of practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. “It’s going to be a team thing because that’s what the world needs to see. The world needs to see people coming together versus being individuals.”

  • Watchdogman

    When is a nigger ever getting enough…Whine,whine and bitch and whine..Niggers can leave, blacks like Dr. Carson and similar folks, please stay…

  • Chuck

    These persons are a contrast in character. First, they are marvelous athletes. They have reached the apex of the football world. Big money, secure future, the adulation of millions. But second, they are stupid as worms. They cannot see the difference between the slaughter in Chicago and other cities by black on black crime and the isolated white police killing of a black person—almost all the time justified. I doubt if any of them know what racial justice means and they wouldn’t be on these pro teams if there was not equality.
    Bottom Line: They are pathetically stupid, ignorant, blind pieces of dung. They are destroying the golden goose and leading to the demise of the NFL, etc. The result couldn’t be more justified—that is, they will be out of their lucrative jobs..

  • justinwachin

    Turn off the TV and stop buying Seattle Seahawks merchandise. Once these ungrateful millionaires begin to feel the pinch in their bank accounts they may rethink their position. These athletes will make more money in one season than most of us will make in a lifetime. America has been good to them. Their disrespect reflects the utter worthlessness of them as individuals.

    If these athletes think America is such a bad place maybe they should move. I’m sure we could find other people who would be overjoyed to play football for what these guys are making.

    Maybe we should ask what they are doing to make America better. Protesting the national anthem doesn’t require much energy. Getting off their privileged rear ends would require them to exert some energy. If they think the police are brutalizing blacks, maybe they should leave the team, enroll in a police academy and become a law enforcement officer. They could then model their high ideals for the world to see. They would get paid a lot less and their opinion of criminals would change the first time one of them pulled a gun and pointed it at their chest, but at least they could enlighten us the huddled masses.

  • Vender

    I have written a letter to Seahawk office informing them that I will not support the team as long as players disrespect the nation and flag. We will see what happens on Sunday. I urge all patriotic Americans to boycott the NFL, Seahawks, 49ers and any other teams that support this disrespect for our country.

    • justinwachin

      You are 100 percent correct. These athletes are people of privilege. Its time for us to turn off professional football and do something else with our time and fan dollars.

      • Vender

        Thanks Justin. I just hope there are enough patriots left to make a difference. All the best.

    • REM

      I have sworn not to watch an NFL game until the NFL takes actions to stop this BS.

  • Rodney Steward

    Funny, this is how ISIS thinks, we have to come together, just another reason not to watch the Pro business of football! Making all this money, and they’re still crying! Go to Chicago and make a difference, they do have the strictest gun laws you know!

  • Chick Coletta

    This whole movement is like shit. It stinks.

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  • outlawdealer

    Well now I have 3 teams to root for each week. My Bears, and whoever is playing the 49’s, and whoever is playing Seattle.

  • Roy

    Why can’t these idiots just stick to something they know – playing football – rather than promoting Obama’s false race baiting dividing tactics?

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