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Chiefs lock arms during anthem, Marcus Peters raises fist

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 27: Marcus Peters #22 of the Kansas City Chiefs enters the field at Arrowhead Stadium during the first quarter of the game agains the Cleveland Browns on December 27, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images) Getty Images

Apparently inspired by the decision of the Seahawks to lock arms during the national anthem before Sunday’s late-afternoon game against the Dolphins, the Chiefs players did the same thing prior to the outset of Sunday’s game against the Chargers.

“After having a number of thoughtful discussions as a group regarding our representation during the national anthem, we decided collectively to lock arms as a sign of solidarity,” the Chiefs said in a statement. “It was our goal to be unified as a team and to be respectful of everyone’s opinions, and the remembrance of 9/11. It’s our job as professional athletes to make a positive impact on our communities and to be proactive when change is needed. Together we are going to continue to have conversations, educate ourselves and others on social issues and work with local law enforcement officials and leaders to make an impact on the Kansas City community.”

At least one player broke from the show of unity. According to Vahe Gregorian of the Kansas City Star, cornerback Marcus Peters raised a right fist from one end of the line of Chiefs players.

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24 Responses to “Chiefs lock arms during anthem, Marcus Peters raises fist”
  1. jmethane says: Sep 11, 2016 1:36 PM

    Trying to steal the thunder, eh. Couldn’t come up with your own idea.

    Chiefs…

  2. stampnhawk says: Sep 11, 2016 1:38 PM

    Always has to be guy who thinks he’s above everyone else and selfishly draws attention to themselves in a time when it’s not about them, doesnt there?

    Hopefully all this time and effort and thought put into all this stuff by teams and individuals is done after this week.

  3. flaccojumpball says: Sep 11, 2016 1:38 PM

    They all should have sat. Racist police system needs to be fixed. The racist anthem needs to be replaced. Change is needed. End Racism.

  4. dadsource says: Sep 11, 2016 1:40 PM

    The raised right fist is the black panther racist militant symbol. How long will we put up with this? On 9/11? As opposed to the pregame in Jacksonville, where Green Bay and Jacksonville players helped to hold the flag covering the field.

  5. amaf21 says: Sep 11, 2016 1:44 PM

    #trash

  6. illmatic8582 says: Sep 11, 2016 1:48 PM

    This has got to be the weakest sign of solidarity. To be honest, I’d rather they just salute the flag at this point. Keep on locking arms, while black people in those same states on your uniforms get thrown in prison at an unprecedented rate. Brock Turner gets 3 months for actual rape and Brian Banks a 4 star HS recruit goes to jail for 5 years and he didn’t even rape anyone. Keep bowing to your overlords.

  7. jmethane says: Sep 11, 2016 1:52 PM

    Yeah that raised right fist…not good. He’s been talking to beyonce.

  8. steelhammer92 says: Sep 11, 2016 1:55 PM

    Nobody cares. Just play football and shut up.

  9. abninf says: Sep 11, 2016 1:59 PM

    So Peters is a racist POS.

  10. Iknowitall says: Sep 11, 2016 2:02 PM

    Instead of raising his fist, Peters should try to freakin cover someone.
    He is getting his rear end burned, over and over and over again.

  11. abninf says: Sep 11, 2016 2:10 PM

    Peters the racist should walk through the south side of Chicago in the middle of the night. If he keeps his fist raised he may not be murdered by another black guy.

  12. flaccojumpball says: Sep 11, 2016 2:39 PM

    It’s impossible for an African American to be racist. How can the oppressed have the power to oppress others?

  13. notjohnfrusciante says: Sep 11, 2016 2:40 PM

    flaccojumpball
    Sep 11, 2016, 12:38 PM CDT
    They all should have sat. Racist police system needs to be fixed. The racist anthem needs to be replaced. Change is needed. End Racism.

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    There is ZERO law or policy in ANY police department that is “racist” or targets minorities. PERIOD.

    Newsflash: white people get pulled over for unknown reasons by cops too. However, when it happens, we drop the narcissistic act and don’t go searching for conspiracy theories as to why it happened. We also don’t go all mouthy 10 year old teenager to the cop, take our medicine, and go to court if we feel that slighted.

    A handful of cases, heavily flawed I might add, do not accurately reflect the social climate of Main Street. I question the logic of giving any weight to the opinion of someone who cannot grasp this. But I’m sure you’ll phone up the cops next time someone puts a dent in your minivan.

  14. thegenghiskahn88 says: Sep 11, 2016 2:44 PM

    “Get back to work boy” is what you all sound like. Lmao.

    #Triggered much?

  15. notjohnfrusciante says: Sep 11, 2016 2:45 PM

    illmatic8582 says:
    Sep 11, 2016 1:48 PM
    This has got to be the weakest sign of solidarity. To be honest, I’d rather they just salute the flag at this point. Keep on locking arms, while black people in those same states on your uniforms get thrown in prison at an unprecedented rate. Brock Turner gets 3 months for actual rape and Brian Banks a 4 star HS recruit goes to jail for 5 years and he didn’t even rape anyone. Keep bowing to your overlords.

    ———————————————————————————–

    Yeah, they totally threw Wanetta Gibson, Banks’s black accuser, in jail for making false rape allegations (insert sarcasm). Racist!

  16. mackcarrington says: Sep 11, 2016 3:02 PM

    Can someone elaborate and explain why a raised fist is “racist”??

  17. nbptma1 says: Sep 11, 2016 3:07 PM

    Would have liked to have seen these idiots do this in Met Life Stadium today. New York fans would have set them straight.

  18. rootpain says: Sep 11, 2016 3:39 PM

    flaccojumpball says:
    Sep 11, 2016 2:39 PM
    It’s impossible for an African American to be racist. How can the oppressed have the power to oppress others?
    ============================
    That was a joke right? Not a very funny one, of course. But wasn’t expecting anything more from someone with the mind of an infant.

  19. illmatic8582 says: Sep 11, 2016 3:44 PM

    @notjohn

    They should make anyone who makes a false accusations in jail to deter anyone from doing this. You and I are in agreement

  20. abninf says: Sep 11, 2016 3:56 PM

    mackcarrington says:

    Can someone elaborate and explain why a raised fist is “racist”??
    =======================================

    Well, since it’s obviously a symbol for “black power”, and since obviously a white person giving some symbol or shouting “white power” would be considered a racist I think you have your answer.

  21. mackcarrington says: Sep 11, 2016 4:04 PM

    @abninf:
    So “black power” means racist?
    Does that go for “Asian power” or “Latino power” or “Native American power” too?

  22. melikefootball says: Sep 11, 2016 5:11 PM

    The fool can’t even remember what happened 15 years ago, total disrespect for real hero’s. He was what seven, so who taught him the racist attitude he shows, after all that is what we hear when a Black yells racist which is every other word. This kid has no idea what Black Power was about or what respect is deserved by all the injustice of 911. Get off your back side and do something about what you perceive unjust. I got an idea join the police force and see what they put up with.

  23. rcali says: Sep 11, 2016 5:31 PM

    I can only imagine how many posts were deleted on this one.

  24. harrietknutczak says: Sep 11, 2016 6:19 PM

    Marcus is obviously young and ignorant. He cannot comprehend that linking arms on one side and raising a fist on the other is completely contradictory. He also must not understand that the raised fist of the black panthers stands for the murder of innocent persons of other races. Unless you’re black, it’s tantamount to someone burning a cross in your front yard.

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