Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall posted a horrific letter he received to Instagram, showing that racism still impacts people on a daily basis.
Marshall was one of a number of NFL players to follow in the footsteps of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and kneel during the national anthem earlier this season. In November, Marshall ended his protest, saying that after meetings with the Denver Police Department, he felt encouraged by the progress made this fall.
Today, he posted a pretty sobering reminder that racism is still very much alive, however, in the form of a letter he received from an unnamed person. We've censored some of the language used, because it is absolutely vile, but the original posts can be found on Marshall's Instagram account.
Marshall's caption on the first post:
The hatred by some against people of color is one of the reasons we are where we're at in the world today, and they wonder why we feel the way we do and take the stances that we take. I received this letter at work.
Plenty of people were mad about the protests that Marshall, Kaepernick, and others have taken up this season, but letters like this are a perfect example of why the players believe that they are necessary.