Denver Broncos players will stand together on Sunday

Denver Broncos players will stand together on Sunday

Denver Broncos players will stand together on Sunday

With President Trump making his now infamous remarks last Friday evening at a political rally, the comments specifically concerned NFL players protesting during the national anthem.

In a joint statement, the 52-member squad said their actions last week were "in no way a protest of the military, the flag or those who keep us safe".

Members of the Broncos including linebacker Brandon Marshall had chosen to protest racism and inequality in America by kneeling for the anthem in the past. "As controversial as it appeared, we needed to show our collective strength and resolve", a note from the players read.

"Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now".

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"We had a meeting yesterday after practice and we made a decision to stand as a team", Denver coach Vance Joseph said.

Broncos cornerback Chris Harris said the decision was made by the team's leaders after they held a vote on the matter. He reiterated that their actions were not directed toward the military and said the decision to stand again was exclusively the players'.

"Had a meeting [Wednesday] after practice. they wanted a statement of what they were doing", Joseph said. "We all went with it, so everybody stands". We've all said it: It's their right to have a silent peaceful protest. "Moving forward it's about our team playing football, and that's what it's really about". Players discussed the issue and adopted this approach.

Asked if he thought it was important for players to have an outlet to express what they believe in, Joseph said: "If they want one, absolutely, that's important". "So I think changing the platform in the future - I'm not sure what it is now - but changing it in the future will help us make positive change".

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