The Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett explains why he decided to stand during last night’s National Anthem.
“It was to signify that we are all with the military, and that we love them,” Bennett said. “There’s been this narrative that we don’t care about the military. Today, we were honoring the military, so we wanted to be able to honor the military.”
Bennett and the rest of the defensive lineman stood in respect for the military.
“I know a lot of people did not expect us to stand. They have this narrative about us that is not rue. I have a lot of family that were military. It’s never been about the military. If there is an opportunity to support them an be grateful for what they do, and the sacrifices, we want to be able to do that.”
The Seahawks will show respect during the November 20 home game against the Atlanta Falcons.
“This is Veterans Day weekend. And next weekend is Salute to Service. I am going to stand up for that game, too, to honor them,” he said.
Bennett along with other players in the league have been participating in a peaceful protest by kneeling or sitting before the games.
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