There has been a lot of talk about national anthems lately, and it looks like that is going to continue for awhile. On Sunday, prior to their game against the San Diego Chargers, the Kansas City Chiefs linked arms with cornerback Marcus Peters raising his right fist in the air at the end of the line.
The Kansas City players released a statement explaining their demonstration, which may or may not have been ripped off from the Seahawks, saying, “After having a number of thoughtful discussions as a group regarding our representation during the National Anthem, we decided collectively to lock arms as a sign of solidarity.” The statement continued,
“It was our goal to be unified as a team and to be respectful of everyone’s opinions, and the remembrance of 9/11. It’s our job as professional athletes to make a positive impact on our communities and to be proactive when change is needed. Together we are going to continue to have conversations, educate ourselves and others on social issues and work with local law enforcement officials and leaders to make an impact on the Kansas City community.”
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