A Denver Bronco has decided to express his views by protesting the National Anthem.
Broncos' linebacker Brandon Marshall was spotted kneeling during the playing of the "Star Spangled Banner" during Thursday's season opener against the Carolina Panthers. The rest of the Broncos, as well as the Panthers all remained standing, making Marshall the only player to follow 49ers' quarterback Colin Kaepernick's lead.
Kaepernick already had said other players have said they support him and expect to join his protest. Kaepernick said he was trying to bring attention to “racism and police brutality.”
Marshall went to the University of Nevada with Kaepernick.
In the last week of preseason, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane sat on the bench during the anthem while Kaepernick himself knelt. Both men have said they will continue to do so.
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