The Denver Broncos released a message from their players on Thursday with a bunch of liberal talking points, but at the end they said “Starting Sunday we will stand together”.
Another NFL team has announced that they will indeed stand for the National Anthem this Sunday after massive backlash from fans. Last Sunday, 32 Denver Broncos players knelt in Buffalo during the national anthem after NFL protests exploded following Trump’s “SOB” comment Friday.
The Steelers announced Wednesday that the whole team will be on the sideline this Sunday standing for the anthem.
It only took fans burning NFL gear, bombarding DirecTV and RedZone with phone calls demanding cancellation of football packages, sponsors backing out and loud boos from the stadium to get their attention.
Denver Broncos released this statement via Twitter on Thursday:
“Last week, members of our team joined their brothers around the NFL in a powerful display of unity. It was an emotional time for everyone, including the fans who support us each and every week. As controversial as it appeared, we needed to show our collective strength and resolve.
Our voice needed to be heard loud and clear.
“Make no mistake — our actions were in no way a protest of the military, the flag or those who keep us safe. We have nothing but the deepest love and respect for those who protect our way of life and the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.
While there’s no greater country, it’s not perfect. Inequalities still exist, and we have work to do in ALL forms of social justice.
We can all do better.
“We may have different values and beliefs, but there’s one thing we all agree on: We’re a team and we stand together — no matter how divisive some comments and issues can be, nothing should ever get in the way of that.
“It starts with us. We need to do our part and use our platform as NFL players to continue driving that positive change. Our locker room is one diverse place, and that’s what makes it so special. It’s where thoughtful, intelligent leaders from all different races, religions and backgrounds come together.”
We may have different values and beliefs, but there’s one thing we all agree on: We’re a team and we stand together.
Starting Sunday, we’ll be standing together.”
A message from our players: pic.twitter.com/eQs3z7OcqV
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) September 28, 2017