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Baldwin tweets about “pregame demonstration of unity” in Seattle Sunday

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The Seahawks are planning “a pregame demonstration of unity” before Sunday’s season opener, Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin wrote on his Twitter account Thursday.

Both Baldwin and Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner spoke on the record Wednesday about the national anthem protest in which 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane have participated. Baldwin said he had considered joining them but hadn’t decided, and Wagner said the Seahawks had discussed some sort of team-wide act.

Without going into detail — and amid rumors that the entire Seahawks team might sit during the national anthem — Baldwin tweeted that the Seahawks have decided how they’ll handle things.

To express a desire to bring people together, our team will honor the country and flag in a pregame demonstration of unity,” was his full tweet.

We’ll find out Sunday just what that demonstration will entail.

Baldwin had spoken Wednesday about understanding that Sunday is Sept. 11 and “a significant day” in American history. He stressed that he’s been “thinking things through” in regards to how he might handle the national anthem, but he’s spoken out on social media in support of Kaepernick and Lane.

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86 Responses to “Baldwin tweets about “pregame demonstration of unity” in Seattle Sunday”
  1. vikesfan says: Sep 8, 2016 4:08 PM

    Should they all sit out, they’ll be even more popular around the league than they are now. (Sarcasm)

  2. silverhornet says: Sep 8, 2016 4:08 PM

    Ben Watson

  3. politiciansareallthesame says: Sep 8, 2016 4:08 PM

    God.. I hope this happens just to see all the ladies in here cry and moan about a group of men kneeling during an anthem.

  4. 250dollarnflowner says: Sep 8, 2016 4:09 PM

    oh look at all the “me too” sheep. group think is sooo cool

  5. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Sep 8, 2016 4:09 PM

    It’s a simple, stand put your hand on your heart and pledge allegiance to the best damn country in the world

  6. holla2626 says: Sep 8, 2016 4:10 PM

    Flag burning to increase the attention for the cause?

  7. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Sep 8, 2016 4:10 PM

    It’s simple, stand put your hand on your heart and pledge allegiance to the best damn country in the world

  8. shaggyjeff says: Sep 8, 2016 4:10 PM

    More stupidity … Just great

  9. jackedupboonie says: Sep 8, 2016 4:11 PM

    This coming from a guy who thought taking a dump in the end zone was a great idea for a celebration

  10. beltwaytd says: Sep 8, 2016 4:11 PM

    Cmon Seattle. Don’t do this….These bleeding left coast teams…smh.

  11. justintuckrule says: Sep 8, 2016 4:12 PM

    Awesome!!

  12. liberalmel says: Sep 8, 2016 4:13 PM

    What a joke! Leave it to Seattle to make this issue about THEMSELVES. GUARANTEE Russell Wilson won’t take part in this. He actually loves this Country. These millionaire cry babies make me sick

  13. metalman5150 says: Sep 8, 2016 4:13 PM

    Standing in unity for the anthem sounds like a pretty good idea.

  14. bobleblah says: Sep 8, 2016 4:13 PM

    or, or, or…

    and here me out on this

    or – we could just blindly honor the flag as a symbol of what we wish was true,
    while we ignore what really happens in the real world.

  15. andyreidsbossoms says: Sep 8, 2016 4:14 PM

    Millennials are hilarious!! They just want to be in any group even the ones they have no idea what the cause is.

  16. godeepwvu says: Sep 8, 2016 4:16 PM

    Wouldn’t it be nice if they honor the flag and what it stands for like normal people instead of uneducated morons? I’m not counting on that.

  17. joshhogan73 says: Sep 8, 2016 4:17 PM

    This is the same guy with the super bowl touchdown dance where he pulled down his pants and took a dump. What a joke.

  18. kmartin173 says: Sep 8, 2016 4:18 PM

    LMAO. Lets’ side with the tattooed freak, just looking at him you can tell what a genius he must be.

  19. steelersandladyboysfan says: Sep 8, 2016 4:21 PM

    I feel bad for the players who are genuinely motivated by improving the conditions of members of their communities.

    The problem is BLM is a George Soros funded scam to divide the nation and these players are just being useful idiots for the global capitalists who want to destroy patriotism and nationalism.

  20. weepingjebus says: Sep 8, 2016 4:21 PM

    The league will continue to showcase these radical, corrosive viewpoints while continuing to censor all footage or print discussion of the post game prayer circles unifying members of both teams because they happen to be mostly Christian.

  21. packsupersoldier says: Sep 8, 2016 4:22 PM

    Honoring the flag and the anthem would be unifying. Let’s hope that’s what they do.

  22. jssebastian2014 says: Sep 8, 2016 4:24 PM

    It’ll be interesting to see what the response is at the game. We sit on the other side of the stadium so at least we won’t get hit if anything gets thrown.

    What I really want to know is if they’re just doing this to support their leaguemates or they’re trying to show support for that borderline hate group that Kaep supports.

  23. luvpeytonmanning says: Sep 8, 2016 4:24 PM

    I cannot believe they would do this on 9/11 my God have some respect.

  24. nonoose says: Sep 8, 2016 4:25 PM

    I wish people would get as upset over the loss of freedoms the NationalAnthem celebrates as they do when people refuse to stand for the song.

  25. hit55brooks says: Sep 8, 2016 4:25 PM

    What i took from is “our team of egos is in need of attention so i am going to tease u to watch us! Then sit and watch all week how they talk about us and only us!”

  26. jackedupboonie says: Sep 8, 2016 4:25 PM

    or or or or…….you could just respect something that is bigger than YOU

  27. dtroxallday says: Sep 8, 2016 4:26 PM

    Still wanna be like SF…

  28. bayoovoodoo22 says: Sep 8, 2016 4:26 PM

    The same NFL that fines says they Salute to Service and they respect Veterans and Active Duty Military allows these damn pathetic cry baby players to disrespect both this Country and all who have sacrificed so much for our Flag. Bottom line you are a professional and part of a team that belongs to on organization. If you choose to not respect the flag then stay your sorry self in the locker room and not this disgusting things

  29. beerbudsnbevo says: Sep 8, 2016 4:27 PM

    They have every right to protest.

    So do I, as an Honorably Discharged Marine Corps Veteran.

    I will not be watching any Seahawks games this season. No matter how big they are…

  30. mutohasaposse says: Sep 8, 2016 4:27 PM

    Maybe I am the one reading this wrong, but I would hope, “To express a desire to bring people together, our team will honor the country and flag in a pregame demonstration of unity” means they will all stand united to honor the country.

  31. ariani1985 says: Sep 8, 2016 4:28 PM

    Does this loser even care about the game?

  32. dickshotdogs says: Sep 8, 2016 4:28 PM

    My team plays in the AFC East, and it’s not The Dolphins. I hope they kick the living hell outta Seattle!

  33. Deb says: Sep 8, 2016 4:28 PM

    I strongly support the cause for which Kaepernick is lobbying … strongly believe people have a right to stand, sit, whatever during the anthem (although I personally think it’s disrespectful).

    But for Pete’s sake … it’s a football game. I’ve fought for a lot of causes through the years, but never did any marching at work. Just show up and play the freakin’ game.

  34. tfootball1234 says: Sep 8, 2016 4:31 PM

    Its 9/11…just stand. i am a liberal democrat but c`mon man, have a little fuxking common sense guys !

  35. mushroommike says: Sep 8, 2016 4:32 PM

    This is nothing but theatre and I’d expect nothing less coming from Baldwin, Sherman, Bennett, et al. All they’ll do is have people talking about disrespecting the flag. Very few people are talking about the issue they want to talk about – Clueless in Seattle

  36. 12444uggg says: Sep 8, 2016 4:33 PM

    I thought the whole standing at attention for the anthem was a “demonstration of unity”.

  37. mushroommike says: Sep 8, 2016 4:37 PM

    If these guys are so concerned about racial injustice why not hang up the cleats and fight for what you believe in? Join the cause full time!

    Unless it’s lip service, which it is for most of these guys.

    I’ll give Kaeperick credit for starting it, but now it’s just guys trying for the limelight. That’s why they pre-announce a unity protest. A true protest doesn’t come with a tease.

  38. olefballcoach says: Sep 8, 2016 4:39 PM

    Im bettin Shereman and Baldwin polish each others knobs in pregame!

  39. fumblenuts says: Sep 8, 2016 4:40 PM

    He said “a pregame demonstration of unity.” I hope ALL the Seahawk players stand for the National Anthem on 9/11 to honor our troops and victims.

  40. spotsdad says: Sep 8, 2016 4:43 PM

    On 9/11 15 years ago, many FF, Police, EMT’s etc were heroes. I have no love loss for the cops, but on this 1 day, could ya let everything slide, and stand with your hand over your heart.

  41. gabbertformvp says: Sep 8, 2016 4:43 PM

    I like it.

  42. doggeatdogg says: Sep 8, 2016 4:45 PM

    The NFL better get a handle on this and tell these guys to quit offending fans who are their bread and butter. Everyone is upset about the injustice from a few bad apples but to disrespect a whole nation is serious stuff. They better stop screwing around doing this on the NFL’s platform because the fans can play too.

  43. jamaltimore says: Sep 8, 2016 4:46 PM

    #nationalanthemgate

  44. minnesoulja says: Sep 8, 2016 4:47 PM

    I don’t believe there is a racist agenda against black America by the police or the government. I do think there is an agenda against police by bad people of all colors. You tell me who you support.

  45. hillarystandswhenshepees says: Sep 8, 2016 4:47 PM

    Monkey see, monkey do.

  46. headwoundharry says: Sep 8, 2016 4:50 PM

    Aught oh, Fan Boy Army gonna be mad. Fan boy army thinks that people should think, act and do only what FBA sez!

  47. chicagosportsfan11 says: Sep 8, 2016 4:50 PM

    Let’s not forget that the NFL could care less about the flag or what it stands for, remember it was paid almost $1M dollars from the armed services to have those huge flags cover the field pre-game.

    PAID TO DISPLAY THE FLAG!!!

    Adolf Goodell

  48. kevpft says: Sep 8, 2016 4:50 PM

    Goodell’s made everyone hate NFL leadership. High ticket prices, onerous TV packages, and network broadcasts stuffed to the gills with commercials have made people hate consuming the game. Concussions and CTE are making everyone question the validity of the sport even existing. And now the players seem bent on making everyone dislike them.

    This league seems to be bent on self-destruction.

  49. puntonfirstdown says: Sep 8, 2016 4:50 PM

    The lunatics are running the asylum.

  50. stairwayto7 says: Sep 8, 2016 4:51 PM

    Wanttomake a statement, walk off field after coin toss and say you won’t play another snap this season Seachickens!

  51. totalbreaks says: Sep 8, 2016 4:52 PM

    As noted above – the guy that emulated taking a dump in the Super Bowl is trying to claim a moral authority? heheh….

  52. samskiss says: Sep 8, 2016 4:52 PM

    Strike

    Show your unity, by really stepping up, being men and striking.

    We could never replace you guys. Well, not for a about a year, then we’d all be glad your out of our lives and out of our grill.

    I needed an excuse to deal with my NFL addiction. Thank you. Nothing else has worked, but this has.

    Can somebody tell me, when a white guy waves a gun and won’t put it down, when a white guy grabs for a cops gun, when a white guy smashes a persons head against the ground repeated times, do the cops just try and settle them down and talk it out? I never knew that. It seems like that is the logic all you rocket scientists are following. Just had to ask.

  53. spotsdad says: Sep 8, 2016 4:56 PM

    Goodell must be climbing the walls trying to figure out proper public opinion on this 1.

  54. exboomer says: Sep 8, 2016 4:58 PM

    While everyone has the right to express their point of view there are smart ways and dumb ways to do it. I hope the Seahawks choose the right way.

  55. dreadnok89 says: Sep 8, 2016 5:01 PM

    Black people making g millions I need a country that oppressed them yet in Kenya I just watched a black cop stomp the head in of a black protester. Go figure

  56. baseballiseasymoney says: Sep 8, 2016 5:06 PM

    The NFL won’t miss any of you crybabies. Don’t like what the players are doing, don’t watch. There’s always arena football, the CFL, and college football.

  57. buffalostarwarsfan says: Sep 8, 2016 5:06 PM

    The league will continue to showcase these radical, corrosive viewpoints while continuing to censor all footage or print discussion of the post game prayer circles unifying members of both teams because they happen to be mostly Christian.

    —-

    If you think Christians are the persecute group in this country…man, I don’t even know where to start with you.

  58. mistrezzrachael says: Sep 8, 2016 5:10 PM

    Somewhere…maybe NE…maybe Pittsburgh or New Orleans….is a coach with the BALLS to demand his players stand for the national anthem,

    These guys act like they’re important…they’re not.

  59. scotto56 says: Sep 8, 2016 5:12 PM

    Freedom and democracy mean different things to different people. But you’d think Americans could understand that the freedom this country gives us needs to be honored.

    To make a blanket indictment of America, as Kaepernick did (he spoke of “the country”), is blaming millions of people for the poor actions of a few.

    Right cause? Maybe. But the method Kaep used – and apparently now will be copied by others – wasn’t correct, or proper.

    In reading Baldwin’s tweet, it seems the Seahawks’ intent is good – but you never know.

  60. fissilemissile says: Sep 8, 2016 5:18 PM

    You’re not citizens when you put on that uniform. You’re part of the machine except we rely on your individual talents to complete the machine… But that machine has no feelings eventhough we rely on your individual feelings and reactions to the play to make our machine successful. But what happens to you, your family, your community inbetween games has nothing to do with the machine you belong to so stop making me squirm in my lazy-boy for all of 2 mins 30 secs of the game.

  61. schmitty2 says: Sep 8, 2016 5:19 PM

    Pretends to take a dump after a SB td and who’s nickname is “angry” and he wants us to “respect” what he’s “fighting” for. What a turd.

  62. charger383 says: Sep 8, 2016 5:20 PM

    NFL needs to decide how many fans it will make mad

  63. gohawks7 says: Sep 8, 2016 5:21 PM

    This Seahawk fan of 40 years would seriously consider telling them to piss off and burn my 12+ hats, 10+ t shirts and 4 jerseys.

    RIDICULOUS

  64. lanman11 says: Sep 8, 2016 5:22 PM

    If they choose to go the Kaepernick route they will just be fanning the flames of racial discord, which is at an all time high since the 70’s, courtesy of Barack Obama. If they wrap themselves in the flag it will be self serving. Just stand up, line up, and play.

  65. jetsfaninjersey says: Sep 8, 2016 5:23 PM

    If they want to sit or kneel on the anniversary of the greatest tragedy on American soil, then they are selfish bastards who are not Patriotic in any shape or form. Black and white and yellow and so forth lost their lives on 911, so by choosing this day to protest shows the lack of respect and they do not deserve to be in the NFL shield and should be ashamed to pull crap like that on 911. You want to see a show of Patriotism … go ahead and mess with America on 911.. good luck with that Seahawks

  66. bandanamac says: Sep 8, 2016 5:28 PM

    I love the borderline hypocrisy of some of you people. Stand for the flag and respect this great nation and our armed forces. Next thread you trash the elected leader of both the nation and it’s armed forces. You pick and choose what you want your heart to bleed for.

  67. margoadams says: Sep 8, 2016 5:29 PM

    Typical Pete Carrol team. Inmates running the asylum. No More Super Bowls For You!

  68. gohawks7 says: Sep 8, 2016 5:31 PM

    5 good games and now he thinks he’s relevant….

  69. juliusanonymous says: Sep 8, 2016 5:37 PM

    3rd generation veteran here – grandfather served in WWII (lost two brothers), father served in Vietnam (lost a brother), and my brother and I proudly served in Iraq.

    As a serviceman, I took the oath to SUPPORT and defend the Constitution of the United States. And last I checked, peaceful protest and freedom of speech were a pretty big part of that – some would argue it is CORE to our freedom and at the very heart of our Constitution.

    I’m proud of these Americans who stand up and use their free speech to seek justice for all Americans. This is a noble cause and an important duty to keep our freedom meaningful.

    They are doing exactly what I took an oath to do when I joined the military. I’m ashamed of my fellow veterans who do not understand this concept, and blindly attack those who would exercise their Constitutional right to Free Speech and Free Assembly. Especially when that right is being used to advance the causes of liberty and justice, no matter how skewed you think their actions are.

  70. bobleblah says: Sep 8, 2016 5:44 PM

    Conservatives seem to hate everything about this country except for the flag and their guns.

  71. rcali says: Sep 8, 2016 5:45 PM

    Maybe the beginning of the end of Carroll. No control over his team and their more worried about making anti-American stances then focusing on their job. NFL, these are your employees.

  72. theawkwardyears says: Sep 8, 2016 5:47 PM

    Freedom of Speech doesn’t apply here, You are at your job working. Anyone else would be fired for personal Advocacy on company time. What if I wanted to protest for Abortion or Gay Marriage or the Cancellation of Two and a Half Men?

  73. Emmanuel Goldstein says: Sep 8, 2016 5:47 PM

    beerbudsnbevo says:
    Sep 8, 2016 4:27 PM
    They have every right to protest.

    So do I, as an Honorably Discharged Marine Corps Veteran.

    I will not be watching any Seahawks games this season. No matter how big they are…
    —–
    Thank you for your service, but with all due respect, no one will notice that you are not watching.

  74. duffelbagsports says: Sep 8, 2016 5:48 PM

    How about waiting to see what their demonstration is before criticizing them?

  75. staff2cj says: Sep 8, 2016 5:55 PM

    Awesome!!!! Everybody should be on the side of justice…justice for ALL

  76. buffalostarwarsfan says: Sep 8, 2016 5:59 PM

    This Seahawk fan of 40 years would seriously consider telling them to piss off and burn my 12+ hats, 10+ t shirts and 4 jerseys.

    RIDICULOUS

    —–

    Then in 4 months when the Seahawks are in the playoffs and you’re not mad any more, you’ll go buy a new jersey and a new hat and a new tshirt and the team and league will laugh all the way to the bank. But by all means, burn stuff because you disagree with someone.

  77. Jax4 says: Sep 8, 2016 6:03 PM

    Hopefully the play the National Anthem while the teams are in the locker room like the Spirit did.

  78. nflhof says: Sep 8, 2016 6:04 PM

    Just play fricking football!

  79. vikingsdefineaverage says: Sep 8, 2016 6:08 PM

    Russell will manage to make this about himself

  80. vikingsdefineaverage says: Sep 8, 2016 6:11 PM

    juliusanonymous says:
    Sep 8, 2016 5:37 PM
    3rd generation veteran here – grandfather served in WWII (lost two brothers), father served in Vietnam (lost a brother), and my brother and I proudly served in Iraq.

    As a serviceman, I took the oath to SUPPORT and defend the Constitution of the United States. And last I checked, peaceful protest and freedom of speech were a pretty big part of that – some would argue it is CORE to our freedom and at the very heart of our Constitution.

    I’m proud of these Americans who stand up and use their free speech to seek justice for all Americans. This is a noble cause and an important duty to keep our freedom meaningful.

    They are doing exactly what I took an oath to do when I joined the military. I’m ashamed of my fellow veterans who do not understand this concept, and blindly attack those who would exercise their Constitutional right to Free Speech and Free Assembly. Especially when that right is being used to advance the causes of liberty and justice, no matter how skewed you think their actions are.
    ______________________________________
    If true, you are a great man and thankyou.

    Hopefully not another liberal troll making crap up like we see here far too often

  81. PFT loves the Steelers says: Sep 8, 2016 6:27 PM

    Maybe by “unity” they mean they’ll be doing something nice before the Anthem? We can only hope it’s not more divisive nonsense like disrespecting the one thing that should unite us all.

  82. JSpicoli says: Sep 8, 2016 6:57 PM

    Its so awesome!!!!!!!!

    Just like the meaningless ice bucket challenge. We can all feel good!!!!!!!! Yeaaaaaaaa. I’m going to Hawaiiiiiiiiii, yaaaaaaaa!

    Do something or shut up. This generation is poseur central.

  83. riffrafflaff says: Sep 8, 2016 7:34 PM

    Yes, focus on that Seahawks and then the Dolphins will kick your butts!

  84. tjdvikes says: Sep 8, 2016 11:48 PM

    USA Hockey coach Tortorella has it exactly right – If you don’t stand for the Anthem, you don’t play that game! This NFL fan of 48 years, will not watch any game where this disrespect is exhibited during the Anthem. Wake Up NFL and your Sponsors, a whole bunch of us are taking our $ elsewhere.

  85. feadshipman says: Sep 9, 2016 3:19 PM

    I hope the seachickens spend so much time and effort on this “event” that they forget their game plan, their assignments and as a result the Dolphins slobber knock them all over the field. Final score Dolphins 55 seachickens 6.

  86. haughville says: Sep 9, 2016 9:02 PM

    How cool would it be if they don’t honor the flag on 9/11 that the good old 12th man walked out on them. I’d love it! I know its a pipe dream but one can hope.

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