Two more NFL players have joined Colin Kaepernick in sitting out the playing of the “Star-Spangled Banner.” Fellow 49ers teammate Eric Reid, and Seahawks CB Jeremy Lane.
Deadspin reports that Lane said he will continue his protest into the regular season, and according to sources, he may not be alone.
Receiver Doug Baldwin expressed interest in joining Lane in sitting for the anthem on Sunday, the day Seattle opens its season at home against the Dolphins, but that he first wants “to make sure I get all of my ducks in a row before I do so.” What he means by that is that the action has been discussed on a broader level in the team’s locker room.
LB Bobby Wagner pushed the claim forward by hinting that the motion would be a team effort.
“Anything we want to do, it’s not going to be individual,” he said. “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.”
Wagner did not disclose exactly what the team has planned, but said “whatever we decide to do will be a big surprise.”
Ladies and gentlemen, we do believe Mr. Kaepernick may have started a movement.