Brandon Marshall Continues Protest Against Social Injustice

DENVER (CBS4)– Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall continued his protest against social injustice before Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts. There were cheers mixed with boos in the crowd as he refused to stand for the national anthem and instead took a knee.

“It’s a national conversation. People say it’s going to divide our nation and I think it’s going to do just the opposite,” said Marshall.

Brandon Marshall takes a knee during the National Anthem before the Broncos home game against the Indianapolis Colts on Sept. 18, 2016. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Brandon Marshall takes a knee during the National Anthem before the Broncos home game against the Indianapolis Colts on Sept. 18, 2016. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

The silent protest continues to spread among NFL players. Three of the four Miami Dolphins who took at knee at the team’s home opener did so again on Sunday.

A Denver Broncos fan holds a sign during pregame warmups before playing the Indianapolis Colts on Sept. 18, 2016. (credit: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

A Denver Broncos fan holds a sign during pregame warmups before playing the Indianapolis Colts on Sept. 18, 2016. (credit: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Last week, the Seattle Seahawks linked arms in a sign of unity while some Rams and Chargers raised their fists in the air.

When asked if he would continue the protest next week, Marshall said he couldn’t say.

Comments

One Comment

  1. MB Tuner says:

    This will just make most Americans hate you. It’s like protesting at a funeral of those who fought & died for your freedom. It’s an inappropriate way to attempt to send your message. Most social injustice is caused by civilian on civilian violence & fatherless families. Fix that.

  2. S Eskridge says:

    You are missing the point. Brandon and others are not protesting against the flag but against injustice and your comment proves that you are not aware or do not care about social injustice because you have not been impacted by social injustice. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Look it up.

  3. Page Rice says:

    I’m with MB Turner…..Marshall is an employee of Bronco Nation. He can sit down all he wants when he’s off the clock. His behavior, along with other players, has closed my ears to whatever message they are trying to send.

  4. Steve Smith says:

    Brandon’s story is a complete fabrication. His alleged story of police harassment NEVER happened. Just another black lie. How about Brandon starting a dialog about the over 400 black people murdered by black people in Chicago just this year. How about a dialog as to why the black people in Ferguson BURNED DOWN the store Michael Brown robbed. How about a dialog about why black people in Milwaukee burned down businesses in their neighborhood after a black cop shot a violent armed black man.

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