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These Eagles players also protested during the national anthem


After NFL player Colin Kaepernick protested the national anthem by not standing up, several more players -- from all different sports -- followed suit. The latest? Eagles captain and safety Malcolm Jenkins joined defensive end Steven Means and Marcus Smith along with cornerback Ron Brooks in a protest during the national anthem on Sept. 19.

Jenkins had said earlier that he had wanted to do something to join Kaepernick and other NFL players in the protests and to show support for racial equality. He said he wanted it to be a conversation starter instead.

"I know somebody kneeling or doing something is not what's going to create change. That's really just drawing attention to it ... to push those things to the forefront... So this is a multi-level issue that you have to attack in different levels... It's not something that's going to change overnight, but obviously the conversation is the first part."

People showed their appreciation for the gesture on Twitter and it was't lost on them that the game was being held in Chicago.

Still others objected to the protest:

BTW, the Eagles went on to beat the Chicago Cubs.

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These Eagles players also protested during the national anthem

Anugya Chitransh

Anugya is originally from New Delhi, India. She studied journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York, graduating with a master's in international reporting. She plans to travel one day to all the places she reads about. She likes reading fiction, pop music, and going to the beach, but absolutely hates anyone mangling or shortening her name (which is quite common). She binge watches Korean dramas and anime series. She's a freelance writer and has produced content that has appeared in NBC, The Times of India, Time Out Delhi, and other publications.

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