The Seahawks have announced their plans for Sunday’s pregame ceremony. According to receiver Doug Baldwin, they will stand together during the national anthem.
They will do so with their arms interlocked.
“We are a team comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds, and as a team we have decided to stand and interlock arms in unity,” Baldwin says in the 42-second video posted at his Twitter page. “We honor those who have fought for the freedom we cherish, and we stand to ensure the riches of freedom and the security of justice for all people. Progress can and will be made only if we stand together.”
With the plans for the late-afternoon game against the Dolphins now revealed, the next question is whether other teams will choose to do the same thing in the early games played on the 15th anniversary of 9/11. It’s possible that the Seahawks opted to reveal their plans prematurely as an inspiration to other teams to follow suit.