Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin revealed this afternoon what he and his teammates will do for the national anthem on Sunday.
Earlier this week, multiple Seattle Seahawks players, including wide receiver Doug Baldwin, revealed that the team was considering protesting the national anthem on Sunday.
Both Baldwin and linebacker Bobby Wagner said any demonstration would be done as a group, leaving many to wonder what they would do, especially after Baldwin tweeted this.
Wonder no more. Baldwin announced the team's plan in a Twitter video this afternoon. The Seahawks will stand and lock arms as a team.
Here was Baldwin's message from the video, which can be seen below.
"We are a team comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds. And as a team, we have chosen to stand and interlock arms in unity. We honor those who have fought for the freedom we cherish. And we stand to ensure the riches of freedom and the security of justice for all people. Progress can, and will, be made, only if we stand together."
This move by the Seahawks comes after several NFL players have protested against racial injustice and other inequalities in America by sitting down or kneeling during the national anthem. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick famously started the trend by sitting, before modifying his method of protest to kneeling.
Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall took a knee during the anthem before Thursday's season opener. Seahawks defensive back Jeremy Lane also sat for the anthem before a preseason game. Some college and high school players nationwide have also taken a knee.
Tomorrow is the 15th anniversary of 9/11, and it will be an emotional day for many Americans. Do you think the Seahawks are doing the right thing here? Or do you disagree with their chosen demonstration?