An Entire NFL Team May Be Planning To Protest The National Anthem On 9/11


San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is still very much in the news after sparking a national debate following his protest of the national anthem.

If you're unfamiliar with this story, a few weeks ago, Kaepernick decided to remain seated while "The Star-Spangled Banner" played before a 49ers pre-season game.

Speaking on his decision to not stand during the song, Kaepernick said,

He added,

In the wake of Kaepernick's decision, two other NFL players have also displayed similar protests: Eric Reid and Jeremy Lane. US women's national team soccer star, Megan Rapinoe, also chose to take a knee recently, when "The Star-Spangled Banner" played before a match.

Rapinoe said,

Now, an entire NFL team could be following Colin Kaepernick's lead. Before their home opener against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, September 11, the Seattle Seahawks could reportedly protest the national anthem as a team.

Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin has reportedly said that a team protest has already been discussed in the locker room, and that any actions taken would be done as a team.

In addition, Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner has reportedly said,

Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States, so don't be surprised if you see additional examples of patriotism during the NFL opening weekend.

We'll just have to wait and see if the Seattle Seahawks do indeed protest the national anthem in some capacity, as well as how said protest will be received.

Citations: Seahawks Considering National Anthem Protest As A Team (Deadspin)