Cleveland Browns tight-end Seth DeValve became the first white NFL player to kneel during the national anthem on Monday night, saying he took part in the protest to support his African American teammates.
A group of 12 Browns player took a knee ahead of their pre-season match against the New York Giants in what is said to be the largest protest of its kind to date. “I wanted to support my African American teammates,” DeValve said after the game. “We wanted to draw attention to the fact that there are things in this country that still need to change.” NFL players – and other American sports stars – have followed the lead of San Francisco 49ers quarter-back Colin Kaepernick in using the gesture as a form of protest against racial injustice in the US."I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of colour,” Kaepernick said after taking a knee ahead of the 49ers loss to the Green Bay Packers last year.
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