Three Eagles players raised their fists during the national anthem before tonight’s game in Chicago, in the NFL’s latest anthem demonstration.
Jenkins said last week that the Eagles had a demonstration planned. Eagles coach Doug Pederson said he could get on board with it if the entire team locked arms, as the Seahawks have done, but other Eagles said they wouldn’t participate in an anthem demonstration.
During the preseason, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick created a national debate when he sat down during the national anthem. He later modified his stance and now kneels during the anthem, and several players around the NFL have joined him. Other players have raised their fists. Players have said they view the anthem demonstrations as a message against social inequality and police shootings.