Skip to main content

Antonio Cromartie Kneels For National Anthem

Indianapolis Colts defensive back Antonio Cromartie knelt for the national anthem Sunday.

Antonio Cromartie of the Colts knelt for the national anthem before Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium in London.

Antonio Cromartie goes kneel and raised fist during the anthem in London

— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) October 2, 2016

">Cromartie knelt with a raised fist, combining the actions of many NFL players who have either knelt or raised a fist to protest racial injustice. Although he knelt for the American national anthem, Cromartie stood for God Save the Queen, which is the British national anthem.

The defensive back became the first Indianapolis Colt to kneel during the national anthem when he did so last week.

Cromartie is the first to carry the protest outside of the United States, as the Colts and Jaguars traveled to London for their Week 4 matchup. No other players joined the protest, leaving Cromartie as the lone protester on either side of the field.

This is Cromartie's 11th year in the NFL after being drafted No. 19 overall be the San Diego Chargers in 2006.