Four Eagles players raise fists, join national anthem protests before Monday night game against Chicago Bears.
Philadelphia Eagles players Malcolm Jenkins, Steven Means, Malcolm Smith and Ron Brooks are the latest NFL players to raise a fist during the national anthem as a way of protesting racial inequality, police brutality and other issues.
The four players did so during the anthem before tonight’s game against the Chicago Bears.
— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) September 20, 2016
Jenkins had previously said an anthem protest would be forthcoming. He said the Eagles declined to do it last week because they didn’t want to “take away from the focus [on] families that suffered from 9/11.”
These four players have already generated a lot of responses on social media. Many are supportive, while many are not. Either way, they have drawn plenty of reaction.
In actual game action, the Eagles lead the Bears 3-0 midway through the first quarter. Rookie quarterback Carson Wentz was 8-for-9 for 45 yards on the team’s opening drive.