Some Seattle Seahawks players are reportedly planning to join San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick in his protest against racial inequalities and police violence in the United States.
Doug Baldwin stirred rumors about the protest they are planning to launch, saying that they consider joining Kaepernick’s ongoing national anthem protest. The 27-year-old wide receiver did not elaborate what they are planning to do but said that they will make a pregame demonstration of unity.
On the other hand, Bobby Wagner also made a cryptic statement but did not give specific details about their plan. He admitted, though, that he and some of his teammates privately discussed to make a protest of their own.
“Anything we want to do, it’s not going to be individual,” Wagner said via Pro Football Talk. “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. Whatever we decide to do will be a big surprise.”
Jeremy Lane is also expected to get a lot of attention, as he vowed to continue his protest. Lane joined Kaepernick in not standing for the national anthem, as he also called for fair treatment regardless of race or color.
Will Seattle Seahawks Star Russell Wilson Join the Protest?
Russell Wilson is one of the most influential players in the NFL today. But will he also take advantage of his popularity to send a message on Sunday?
According to Fox Sports, Wilson has nothing against Kaepernick because he understands his fellow QB’s intention. However, Wilson said that he might not do the same thing in their upcoming games.
“For me, I love the flag,” Wilson said. “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.”
The Seahawks will kick off their season against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The Seahawks are one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl this season.