Cleveland Browns kneel for anthem including first white NFL player

Ally Athlete: 1st White NFL Player Joins Black Teammates In Kneeling During National Anthem

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Cleveland Browns Kneel For Anthem, First White Player Joins

If these mayo packets were mad at Colin Kaepernick for “disrespecting” America last season, then their gears are in for quite a grinding this season as MORE NFL players are protesting racial injustice in this hypocritical country of ours.

Last night, 12 Cleveland Browns players took a knee during the National Anthem prior to their game against the New York Giants according to ESPN.

“There’s a lot of racial and social injustices in the world that are going on right now,” rookie safety Jabrill Peppers said after the Browns’ second win in two preseason games. “We just decided to take a knee and pray for the people who have been affected and just pray for the world in general.”

African-American players taking a knee might not be so surprising to people these days, but what we did take notice of was the first white NFL player joining his Black teammates in kneeling.

Seth DeValve joined his 11 teammates for a couple of reasons. One, the events of Charlottesville moved him. Two, his wife Erica is a Black woman and his children will be biracial.

“I myself will be raising children that don’t look like me, and I want to do my part as well to do everything I can to raise them in a better environment than we have right now,” DeValve said. “So I wanted to take the opportunity with my teammates during the anthem to pray for our country and also to draw attention to the fact that we have work to do.”

Shoutout to the Browns for standing tall. Shoutout to Seth for being on the right side of history.

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