Eleven Browns Players Take A Knee During National Anthem Despite Head Coach Hue Jackson’s Disapproval
Last week, Cleveland Bronws head coach Hue Jackson made it clear that he hoped that no one on his team would follow in Colin Kaepernicks’ footsteps and protest the national anthem.
“I think everybody has a right to do, and I get it, but the national anthem means a lot to myself personally, the organization and our football team,” . “I hope — again I can’t speak, I haven’t really talked to our team about it — I would hope that we don’t have those issues.”
Despite Jackson’s disapproval, 11 Brows players decided to huddle up in a circle to take a knee during the national anthem before their preseason game against the Giants on Monday night.
Those who took a knee were tight end Seth DeValve, running backs Duke Johnson Jr. and Terrence Magee, safeties Jabrill Peppers and Calvin Pryor, cornerback Jamar Taylor, receivers Kenny Britt and Ricardo Louis, linebackers Chris Kirksey and Jamie Collins, and running back Isaiah Crowell.