Browns' players show disrespect during anthem


A dozen Browns players took a knee in prayer during the national anthem before Monday night's preseason game against the New York Giants.

We can now see if it will, because DeValve joined eight black Cleveland Browns teammates Monday night in kneeling before their exhibition game.

Erica says she has been inspired by Colin Kaepernick's "bravery" in starting this movement and she hopes National Football League fans can come to understand that Africa-American players cannot - and should not - ignore racism and social injustice going on in the world.

Erica Harris DeValve had no clue her husband was planning to kneel until she saw it for herself at the game. "Colin Kaepernick bravely took a step and began a movement throughout the National Football League, and he suffered a ridiculous amount of hate and threats and ultimately lost his life's work in the sport he loves", she added.

But she wants to "push back" on putting Seth "on a pedestal" and making him into some kind of "white savior", when Colin Kaepernick and other black players have been carrying the movement against racial discrimination and oppression along for the better part of the a year ago. Seth, as a white individual, never has and never will truly have to feel the weight and burden of racial discrimination and racial oppression.

But many media outlets praised DeValve at first for being the first white person to take part in the demonstration, ignoring the fact that soccer player Megan Rapinoe was the first person to do so previous year. "Guys are trying to do something to stand on our platform and show people that we want to stand up for this country and show that no matter what your color is, no matter what your background is, whatever, we can all come together and work together to make it a better place". It meant to make sure the focus of the national debate is where it should be.

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DeValve's article was published at noon. She also said he didn't do so just because she is black, but because he understands it's the right thing to do. I said at some point in time, they may, and they have. That chaos that comes along with it, it's a lot. "We will not support any person or any organization that disrespects that". But the resulting outcry has put pressure on athletes everywhere to take a stand one way or another during a time when they should be concentrating on the game ahead. Every NFL team is doing that right now, because the debate has become such a popular topic.

After the Browns' 10-6 win over the Giants on Monday, Seth said he chose to take a knee to support his teammates and to also try to make the world a better place for his future interracial children.

McCoy is also equating Vick's crimes with Kaepernick's protest.

We love our Browns, but we love our flag more.God bless America and damn those who think differently!

"The United States is the greatest country in the world".