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DeSean Jackson, others raise fist during anthem at Meadowlands

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Giants linebacker Keenan Reynolds and running back Rashad Jennings said this week that there’s been discussion among their teammates about the national anthem protests that have been going on around the league this season and how players on the team can “appropriately and effectively” make their point.

Giants coach Ben McAdoo said he had spoken to some of the players as well and said that he would “encourage them” to use their platform to make a difference, although he thought it could be done without involving the anthem. It seems his players agreed with him as the Giants stood for the anthem as they did the first two weeks of the season without any players raising fists.

The Redskins sideline was a bit different. All members of the team stood during the song, but multiple reports said wide receiver DeSean Jackson, tight endNiles Paul, cornerback Greg Toler and wide receiver Rashad Ross raised their fists while it played.

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6 Responses to “DeSean Jackson, others raise fist during anthem at Meadowlands”
  1. OG FOOL says: Sep 25, 2016 1:16 PM

    Right on, Colin!

  2. learysdisciples says: Sep 25, 2016 1:50 PM

    We’re still on this? I thought you all were referring to them as Washington players and not Redskins. What happened with that agenda?

  3. pftcancer says: Sep 25, 2016 1:53 PM

    Beating a dead horse at this point.

  4. abninf says: Sep 25, 2016 1:59 PM

    learysdisciples says:

    We’re still on this? I thought you all were referring to them as Washington players and not Redskins. What happened with that agenda?
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    Josh Alper has never stopped saying their name. He should write all the articles.

  5. laserw says: Sep 25, 2016 5:45 PM

    As a white person I find such a move to be racist – time to start suspending these players who invoke obvious racist postures.

  6. httr4life4ever says: Sep 26, 2016 9:10 AM

    learysdisciples says:
    Sep 25, 2016 1:50 PM
    We’re still on this? I thought you all were referring to them as Washington players and not Redskins. What happened with that agenda?
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    It’s dead, like beating a dead horse

    laserw says:
    Sep 25, 2016 5:45 PM
    As a white person I find such a move to be racist – time to start suspending these players who invoke obvious racist postures.
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    And as a black man, I find it appalling that a person can blow up 29 people, get in a shootout with police and live, that a person can shoot up a church kill 9 people and get caught and while going to jail, says that he is hungry, and the police stop to get him Burger King before going to jail, that a person can shoot up a mall, go on the run get caught the next day and live, but a black can not walk in a neighborhood without get shot by a fake rent a cop (neighborhood watch member) or a black can not sit his car waiting to pick his kids up from the school bus without getting shot by the police.

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