Report: Raiders offensive line plans to kneel as a group

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The Raiders aren’t going to follow through on the President’s command to fire any player who kneels for the national anthem.

Because if they did, they’d be without their entire offensive line.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Raiders starting line intends to sit or kneel as a group during today’s anthem before their game against Washington.

Left tackle Donald Penn, left guard Kelechi Osemele, center Rodney Hudson, right guard Gabe Jackson and right tackle Marshall Newhouse comprise the only all-African-American line in the NFL, and they likely won’t be alone.

Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch has also sat through anthems in the past, and the group demonstration is probably not going to be the only such show of solidarity today.

15 responses to “Report: Raiders offensive line plans to kneel as a group

  1. These poor guys… between the 5 of them they probably only make 20 million a year. Oppression at work!

    NFL has 2 choices, stand, or I turn the channel. Thanks for unifyimg hard working Americans who Obama ignored us for 8 years while calling on liberals to cry out, anytime their feelings were hurt. Good riddance.

  2. Thats what you get for bringing in a hood like lynch. He has flashed gang signs on tv, fire his ghetto ass and the whole line, i hope they lose every game this year.

  3. Red Zone doesnt show anything happening at the game before kickoff. So no matter which way you lean here thats how you can just skip it.

  4. This is not a reflection on love and respect for your country. This has become a protest against Comrade Trump and his knuckle-dragging like-minded intolerant haters.

  5. Yeah except the Raider game tonight is the Sunday night game of the week and they do show the anthem and a lot of eyes will be on the game, even if some of you don’t watch.

  6. I am veteran that lives his country and proudly salutes during the National Anthem. Kaep’s protest always annoyed me. That said, Trump’s call to “fire” players for excercising their constitutional rights under the first amendment was way out of line and UnAmerican in and of itself. Millions have fought and many have paid the ultimate price to ensure our freedoms. Punishing those for excercising those freedoms is just wrong and I support the NFL and players for fighting back. Many will disagree with me and that’s great. That’s what freedom of speech is all about.

  7. jbaxt says:
    September 24, 2017 at 8:24 am
    These poor guys… between the 5 of them they probably only make 20 million a year. Oppression at work!

    NFL has 2 choices, stand, or I turn the channel. Thanks for unifyimg hard working Americans who Obama ignored us for 8 years while calling on liberals to cry out, anytime their feelings were hurt. Good riddance.
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    Bye Felicia

  8. Do they understand that Coptic Christians were forced to take to their knees before ISIS beheaded them? Protest to your soft hearts desire but you work and LIVE in the best country ever devised by man. To kneel during the national anthem is both tacky and tasteless. Maybe the confused players should meet with some of us who have served to understand what it means and what’s at stake. Army Strong!

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