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Duane Brown raises fist during anthem

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 16: Offensive lineman  Wade Smith #74 and  Duane Brown #76 of the Houston Texans look on from the bench during the closing moments of the Texans 29-14 loss to the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on October 16, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) Getty Images

Texans offensive tackle Duane Brown raised his fist during the national anthem before Thursday night’s Texans-Patriots game.

Players across the league have made similar gestures early this season in protest of social inequalities and police brutality. Multiple Eagles players did the same before their game last Monday night in Chicago.

The CBS broadcast showed Brown with his right fist raised as it came back from a first quarter commercial. It wasn’t shown live.

Brown, a three-time Pro Bowler, is inactive Thursday night. He’s still recovering from a quad injury he suffered in Week 17 last season.

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18 Responses to “Duane Brown raises fist during anthem”
  1. beauregard says: Sep 22, 2016 8:51 PM

    As soon as I saw this I turned the channel.
    No game tonight.
    I can protest too.

  2. ketelwon says: Sep 22, 2016 8:54 PM

    He’s not playing so had to get some attention somehow. Glad he made the trip to sit on the bench and get his name in the paper.

  3. manderson4150 says: Sep 22, 2016 8:58 PM

    Hey big boy put on the uniform with Houston’s finest and see how it is.

  4. snakeplizkn says: Sep 22, 2016 9:03 PM

    How original of him.

  5. flavordave says: Sep 22, 2016 9:14 PM

    Wait till the NBA season starts ugh…Itll be every night everywhere

  6. charger383 says: Sep 22, 2016 9:44 PM

    only one overpaid player at this game and he is injuried

  7. defscottyb says: Sep 22, 2016 9:46 PM

    Wonderful… yawn.

  8. ilovefoolsball says: Sep 22, 2016 9:56 PM

    He’s so brave…

  9. OG FOOL says: Sep 22, 2016 10:23 PM

    Right on, Duane!!!

  10. sire703 says: Sep 22, 2016 10:44 PM

    It’s going to keep happening unless till something changes.

    Better get used to it.

  11. the610limited says: Sep 22, 2016 10:51 PM

    Good move on CBS’ part. Now, eliminate showing it at all.

  12. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Sep 22, 2016 11:36 PM

    When I saw him do this, it immediately opened my eyes to the cause he is championing…
    …if only I knew what was he was raising awareness to … I think he was protesting against the act of sitting down during the anthem, but I’m not sure… Oh well.

  13. weepingjebus says: Sep 22, 2016 11:53 PM

    Just happy it paid off for him.

  14. forbestd says: Sep 23, 2016 12:20 AM


  15. daysend564 says: Sep 23, 2016 12:55 AM

    That was the last time the whole night they showed any fight

  16. pittsburghdamned says: Sep 23, 2016 1:12 AM

    Shoulda focused on the GAME, clown. Texans should be embarrassed right now.

  17. meximyke says: Sep 23, 2016 1:51 AM

    Was ready to watch some football, but as soon as he did it, I turned the game off! Will not watch this BS!! Just another team I will not watch!! I will not watch games with SF, LA, Den, Sea, Mia, Phil and Hou involved, Period!!! Wonder if I will be watching any NFL games this year as the list keeps growing!!
    Owners and coaches NO BALLS!!!!!!

  18. goraidersgospurs says: Sep 23, 2016 2:24 AM

    the610limited says:
    Sep 22, 2016 10:51 PM
    Good move on CBS’ part. Now, eliminate showing it at all.

    Yes eliminate peaceful protest but not murder of men with there hands up, why even watch football???? dead serious stick to HOCKEY!!!

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