The nation watched this past week as some Seattle Seahawks players indicated that the entire team might take a knee during their first game of the regular season, in in support with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest of racial injustice.
While many speculated that they would sit or take a knee, wide receiver Doug Baldwin announced on Saturday that the players would link arms.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times shared this picture of the players linking arms in unity.
Cornerback Jeremy Lane, who has previously joined Kaepernick in his protest, linked arms with his teammates.
When talk of the protest was first reported, linebacker Bobby Wagner said that Sunday’s demonstration would have to be a team effort, saying “anything we want to do, it’s not going to be individual.” He elaborated, “That’s what the world needs to see. The world needs to see people coming together versus being individuals.”
According to Chris Perkins of the Sun Sentinel, some Dolphins players took a knee during the anthem.
The players stood during the 9/11 acknowledgment.