Texans Head Coach Bill O’Brien Says He Will Kneel During The National Anthem In 2020 Season

Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien has come forward to say that he will take a knee with his players during the playing of the national anthem to protest police brutality during the 2020 season.

Via Houston Chronicle

“Yeah, I’ll take a knee. I’m all for it,” “The players have a right to protest, a right to be heard and a right to be who they are. They’re not taking a knee because they’re against our flag. They’re taking a knee because they haven’t been treated equally in this country for over 400 years.”

O’Brien was among several members of the Texans’ organization that attended the memorial service of George Floyd earlier this week.

O’Brien says the Texans are trying to finds to fight racial injustice after the murder of George Floyd.

“It wasn’t a conscious effort “It wasn’t like we had a conversation together and decided to do it. I think we just said enough is enough, and we’ve got to do what’s right. As an organization, we’re part of the conversation, and we want to do our part.”

While the league hasn’t taken an official stance on the issue just yet, it seems likely that will allow players to kneel during the anthem next season.