During tonight’s Seahawks preseason, outspoken defensive lineman Michael Bennett became the latest player to join Colin Kaepernick in protesting the National anthem.
In the past few weeks, Bennett has been critical of the NFL for blackballing Colin Kaepernick.
“Of course I think Kaepernick’s being blackballed,”
“Obviously, all the stuff to do with the issues, I think nobody likes race and politics in sports,” Bennett said. “I think it’s one of the things that nobody really wants to talk about. For him to bring up race and politics in sports, I think it struck a lot of people in the wrong way. You watch the people that really watch football, it’s middle America and the people that buy tickets to the game aren’t really African-American people, and for him to bring that into that crowd was one thing that people felt like shouldn’t of been there.”
Bennett’s protest comes one day after his former teammate Marshawn Lynch sat out the anthem in a preseason game against the Cardinals.