Colin Kaepernick’s protest of the national anthem may be growing. Along with other NFL stars, Eric Reid and Jeremy Lane, the Seattle Seahawks are in talks of joining the boycotting. Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times is reporting that Seahawks players Doug Baldwin and Bobby Wagner are spearheading the movement.
Seattle opens their season against the Miami Dolphins this Sunday at 4 PM EST in Seattle. When asked to comment on the possible protest this Sunday, Baldwin said he had to,” get all of my ducks in a row before I do so”. Teammate Bobby Wagner added that if the protest occurred “It’s going to be a team thing… That’s what the world needs to see. The world needs to see people coming together versus being individuals.”
This comes just one day after U.S. women’s soccer star and Kaepernick supporter, Megan Rapinoe was prevented from continuing her protest of the national anthem. The opposing team, the Washington Spirit, played the national anthem before Rapinoe’s team took the field. Rapinoe responded in a 15 minute pity party interview that is not worth your time.
On the other end of the spectrum, Team USA’s coach of the World Cup of Hockey has pledged to bench any player who sits for the national anthem. Coach John Tortorella said, “If any of my players sit on the bench for the national anthem, they will sit there the rest of the game.”
It is important to note, this Sunday is the anniversary of 9/11.