Something to Think About …. β€œβœŠπŸ½ #TakeAKnee …. Don’t Forget Why the Protest Began ✊🏽 …. β€œ!!


~Eric Reid: Why Colin Kaepernick and I Decided to Take a Knee~

RESPECTFUL GESTURE

Sept. 25, 2017

In early 2016, I began paying attention to reports about the incredible number of unarmed black people being killed by the police. The posts on social media deeply disturbed me, but one in particular brought me to tears: the killing of Alton Sterling in my hometown Baton Rouge, La. This could have happened to any of my family members who still live in the area. I felt furious, hurt and hopeless. I wanted to do something, but didn’t know what or how to do it. All I knew for sure is that I wanted it to be as respectful as possible.

A few weeks later, during preseason, my teammate Colin Kaepernick chose to sit on the bench during the national anthem to protest police brutality. To be honest, I didn’t notice at the time, and neither did the news media. It wasn’t until after our third preseason game on Aug. 26, 2016, that his protest gained national attention, and the backlash against him began.

After hours of careful consideration, and even a visit from Nate Boyer, a retired Green Beret and former NFL player, we came to the conclusion thatΒ we should kneel, rather than sit, the next day during the anthem as a peaceful protest.

We chose to kneel because it’s a respectful gesture.

I remember thinking our posture was like a flag flown at half-mast to mark a tragedy.

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8 thoughts on “Something to Think About …. β€œβœŠπŸ½ #TakeAKnee …. Don’t Forget Why the Protest Began ✊🏽 …. β€œ!!

  1. Right on post Maria. NFL is my Sunday pleasure and I don’t want that lump of orange waste ruining my Sundays. I hope they all bloody kneel! Of course, Jerry Jones will make a stink as he’s a cheeto lover and makes his Cowboys pay. Speaking of pay, dotard trumputin thinks he has the power to fine and fire the players who kneel. Since when does he have this new power?

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