Baker Mayfield isn’t backing down to his critics when it comes to kneeling during the anthem to protest police brutality.
Earlier this year, Baker said that he was going to “absolutely” kneel during the anthem and gave a detailed explanation as to why.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) June 13, 2020
“If I lose fans, that’s okay. I’ve always spoken my mind. And that’s from the heart.”@bakermayfield on fans being upset with him for planning to kneel this season @brgridiron pic.twitter.com/kyG9M28DRS
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 13, 2020
During the Browns media day session on Friday, Mayfield doubled down on his reasoning to kneel during the anthem this season and sent a strong message to those who are still critical of anthem kneelers.
#Browns QB Baker Mayfield took some heat after saying he's "absolutely" kneeling during the anthem. Today, he says, no, he has no regrets in taking that stance, and for those questioning him: "Take your time. Take a second to get to know me. It’s a human rights issue."
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) August 14, 2020
“It’s wrong. Right and right and wrong is wrong,”. “It’s a human rights issue. It’s been going on for a long time and I believe in that. It’s nothing against the military, anyone who served. Anybody that knows my history knows I completely support the military and people that serve our country for the right reasons and do it for justice.
“The people that don’t know that, that’s OK. Take your time. Take a second to get to know me. It’s a human rights issue.”
Baker’s decision to kneel is getting plenty support from his teammates.