Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall took a knee during the national anthem before the NFL season opener, joining former college teammate Colin Kaepernick in protest.
After joining San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in protest Thursday night, Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall said his decision to kneel during the national anthem was solely meant to be an expression against social injustices.
“I’m not against the military,” Marshall said after the Broncos’ 21-20 win against the Carolina Panthers. “I’m not against the police or America. I’m against social injustice.”
Marshall said the move was an of solidarity with Kaepernick, his fraternity brother and teammate at the University of Nevada. Kaepernick began his protests in preseason games to bring attention to “racism and police brutality.”
Marshall added he would continue not to stand during the national anthem before games, and that he would donate an undisclosed amount to charities supporting his…