Imagine if Goodell, more than two years after the NFL created the rule that would punish players for protesting during the national anthem, were to join the superstar like Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes or Houston Texans Deshaun Watson and other protesting players on a knee during the national anthem before Kansas City hosts Houston in the 2020 opening game on September 10th.
If and when the 2020 NFL season starts, we may see more players and coaches protesting and kneeling on the sidelines. One of the teams may bring Colin Kaepernick back to the NFL. That would be the right thing, too.
according to veteran running back Adrian Peterson, more players are set to revive those peaceful on-field protests to raise awareness for injustice.
“Years ago, seeing (Colin) Kaepernick taking a knee, now we’re all ready to take a knee together going into this season without a doubt,” Peterson said while distributing food packages in the Houston area, per the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson.
The protest movement Colin Kaepernick started back in 2006 is expected to be a lot more prevalent than ever at professional and college sports games across the U.S., in the wake of worldwide protests against racial injustice and police brutality.
Drew Brees, the quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, said he didn’t approve of kneeling during the anthem: “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States or our country.”
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