The Seattle Seahawks Has Announced That They Will Be "Honoring The Country " At Their Pregame Demonstration
|The Seattle Seahawks Has Announced That They Will Be "Honoring The Country " At Their Pregame Demonstration|
A day after Doug Baldwin and Cliff Avril told reporters they were considering joining the national anthem protest before the Seahawks' season opener, Baldwin on Thursday tweeted that "our team will honor the country and flag in a pregame demonstration of unity."
To express a desire to bring people together, our team will honor the country and flag in a pregame demonstration of unity.— Doug Baldwin Jr (@DougBaldwinJr) September 8, 2016
When approached in the locker room by reporters, Baldwin declined to elaborate further, saying "you'll see on Sunday."Talked to the @Seahawks What the team will do is a powerful sign of unification + respect for the Anthem + those that fight for our Freedom!— Nate Boyer (@NateBoyer37) September 8, 2016
The announcement echoed an earlier statement from teammate Bobby Wagner, who said "Anything that we want to do, it's not going to be individual. 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."
|San Francisco 49ers Player Colin Kaepernick|
Wilson, the Seahawks' star QB, previously said that while he understands Kaepernick's intentions, "For me, I love the flag."
"I understand what he's doing. But at the same time for me, I can also think about where we need to go and where our thoughts need to be," Wilson said last month.
"It needs to be about love, about caring about one another. And that's for every community, every situation, every socio-economic status. And if we focus on that, maybe something can be changed and I think that's important."
Cornerback Jeremy Lane, who joined Kaepernick's protest last week by sitting during the anthem and said he'd continue to do so, has not indicated if he will stand with the team.