Brandon Marshall: “Disgusting” to say people should stand for anthem or leave U.S.

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Responses to the NFL’s anthem policy continue to roll in on Thursday and President Trump’s suggestion that those who don’t stand for the playing of the song should “maybe” leave the country was also a topic of discussion for Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall.

Marshall took a knee during the anthem for part of the 2016 season and said Thursday that he doesn’t like the new policy put in place by the league, but understands the league’s reasoning for putting it in place. He was less understanding of the President’s suggestion, calling it “disgusting” and explaining why he feels that way.

“Just because somebody disagrees with something or if I didn’t stand for the anthem or like what’s going on, that’s him saying I should be kicked out of the county,” Marshall said, via Troy Renck of ABC Denver 7. “We’re supposed to talk about things, talk about things, work things through. Everybody’s not going to agree on things, everybody’s not going to have the same opinion on things so just because somebody disagrees or has an issue with something going on in this country doesn’t mean they should pack up and leave.”

Cornerback Chris Harris said he wishes players had been consulted, but that the league’s decision makes it “clear cut” for players when it comes to making a choice to be on the field or in the locker room during the playing of the anthem. He added that he thinks there’s “probably going to be a lot” of players who choose to stick in the locker room and expects people to pay a lot of attention to who makes that choice, which would almost certainly work against the goal of focusing on football that several team owners cited as the reason for adopting the policy.

56 responses to “Brandon Marshall: “Disgusting” to say people should stand for anthem or leave U.S.

  1. Isn’t it also disgusting to physically beat up your mother and your wife?

  2. I wonder if players, coaches and media heads would be saying the same things had Obama stated Trump’s remarks regarding the National Anthem.

  3. Brandon Marshall: “Disgusting” to say people should stand for anthem or leave U.S.

    And THAT is the beauty of this country, the ability to have different views and opinions. Which is exactly why I don’t agree with Brandon Marshall’s thoughts. Get out.

  4. I am amazed the hatred that they have for this country. How long is the Anthem? You mean you can’t be respectful for a nation that gives us so much? Please why don’t you leave. It really is sickening.

  5. kcsam76 says:
    May 24, 2018 at 3:42 pm
    I wonder if players, coaches and media heads would be saying the same things had Obama stated Trump’s remarks regarding the National Anthem.

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    Impossibility! One president worked to unite America, the other to divide. Guess which is which.

  6. “I wonder if players, coaches and media heads would be saying the same things had Obama stated Trump’s remarks regarding the National Anthem.”

    100%. Because this isn’t about Trump. It’s about undemocractic behaviour by the head of state. It’s dangerous and unbecoming.

    The soldiers everyone are so worried about gave their lives fighting facism and communism. The kinds of systems that demand unequivocal support for the state. Just like Trump is demanding.

    I’m right of center. But I don’t support what Trump is doing. Not one bit. Even if I believe one should respect the flag (and I do) I would never demand someone do it. I will fight to the death to protect that right because that’s the essence of freedom and democracy.

    The fact a lot of people don’t get that is disturbing. Remember, just because you agree with him today doesn’t protect you when you disagree with him tomorrow. He wants unwavering and unquestioned loyalty. And that means eventually he will come for you too.

  7. Wrong Brandon Marshall @arianil985. This is Brandon Marshall: https://247sports.com/nfl/denver-broncos/Bolt/Broncos-LB-Brandon-Marshall-speaks-out-on-domestic-violence-40663372

    The only people who should be told to get out of the country are Trump and his supporters who are supporting modern day American fascism as we know it. You’re threatening American democracy. You might not think it, but you might also want remove the veil you have in front of your eyes. And then remove your head from your ass.

  8. No dumber people than the “love it or leave it” crowd. Just screams “I don’t really have a way to intelligently articulate and defend this position, so instead, I’ll scream a bumper sticker slogan at you over and over, and I’ll feel like I’m smart and I won.”

  9. I wonder if players, coaches and media heads would be saying the same things had Obama stated Trump’s remarks regarding the National Anthem.
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    President Obama was a great president and a true leader. He would NEVER have divided the country this way.

  10. Bend to my will or get out. I believe that was the tyranny, the men who wrote the constitution of this country were trying to safeguard against, when they made the very first amendment about the right to speech.

    Careful everyone, our supreme leader has spoken.

  11. I only disagree with Brandon Marshall’s choice of words, it might be stupid to say people should stand or leave, it’s Marshall’s play on the field that is disgusting.

  12. Obama was one of the very worst President’s in history, as weak as humanly possible.

  13. The only people who should be told to get out of the country are Trump and his supporters who are supporting modern day American fascism as we know it. You’re threatening American democracy. You might not think it, but you might also want remove the veil you have in front of your eyes. And then remove your head from your ass.
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    Exhibit A of the tolerance of the liberals. Right alongside the harassment/banning of conservative speakers on college campuses. They criticize Trump for stating how he feels, yet, they profess the same beliefs, and that is ok to them.

  14. kcsam76 says:
    May 24, 2018 at 3:42 pm
    I wonder if players, coaches and media heads would be saying the same things had Obama stated Trump’s remarks regarding the National Anthem.
    ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    Not a chance!! Remember the “Redskins”, and how that was NOT politically correct? Never mind, the Washington Post surveyed Native Americans and 97 % were NOT offended by the name! That was actually posted on this site! The PC culture took over the nation, to a point it was totally ludicrous. We can thank Obama for starting the dividing of our nation 🙁

  15. Why do these guys think that American’s give a damn about their opinions or beliefs anyways? They are gifted athletes, but most with IQ’s substantially less then most of the working class. Do they think because they are on TV that will we actually value their opinion……NOT.

  16. biggestsaintsfanever says:
    May 24, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    President Obama was a great president and a true leader. He would NEVER have divided the country this way.
    …………………………..

    I literally almost fell out of my chair laughing at this one. No comment even necessary. Thanks for the laugh!

  17. Being “kicked out” and saying “maybe you should leave” are two totally different things…so again , maybe you should leave.

  18. I would love to see a reporter ask Trump to say the words to the National Anthem.


  19. shadywarrior says:
    May 24, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    No dumber people than the “love it or leave it” crowd. Just screams “I don’t really have a way to intelligently articulate and defend this position, so instead, I’ll scream a bumper sticker slogan at you over and over, and I’ll feel like I’m smart and I won.””

    This from a lefty whose people say: SHAME, SHAME, SHAME but never articulate what is actually a shame.

    Personally, if you will not respect the flag of the country you live in and are a citizen you SHOULD go find a country whose flag you CAN respect. Why stay in a country you refuse to stand up for?

  20. Obama did what?! Great Leader and brought the country together? Right. He set back race relations in this country 50 years! Can’t think of much he accomplished with him and his cronies. Please!

  21. Trump is a hypocrite for questioning the players patriotism!! After all, he obtained four deferments, so he wouldn’t have to serve in the military!! So where was all his patriotism then??

  22. Never forget this really started because Kap was pouting about being beat out by a better qb. Crying like a little girl who’s middle school bf just broke her heart. Crying like a LA girl when she didn’t get the car she asked for at her sweet sixteen party. Crying like democrats after the 2016 election.

  23. Amazing how different people read the same thing and get different messages. Mr Trump said if someone doesn’t like the way something is done they could leave the country if they want. According to Marshall Mr Trump said Marshall should be kicked out of the country for taking a knee during the National Anthem. What’s wrong with this picture

  24. luvusa1 says:
    May 24, 2018 at 4:49 pm
    Obama did what?! Great Leader and brought the country together? Right. He set back race relations in this country 50 years! Can’t think of much he accomplished with him and his cronies. Please!

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    Says the not-white guy, I’M SURE!

    There is usually one group of people that spout off about race relations being set back under Obama and they are most likely not the ones that were directly affected by those race relations 50 years ago (unless you count desegregation, because we know it’s all about keeping ‘us’ aka POC in line).

    Go back to yelling at clouds in you front yard.

  25. I’m a Trump guy and think the protesters are entitled jerks…(on top of being wrong), however, he is wrong in this instance. Saying you disagree with them is one thing…saying they are unpatriotic and/or should leave the country isn’t something the President should be saying…

    Those on the other side of the spectrum should also know: this is how many Americans felt when Obama said things like “you didn’t build that” or when one is accused of being a “literal Nazi” when they disagree with someone on the left…not trying to play a game of “whataboutism” (I did say he was wrong here) just trying to offer some perspective

  26. Impossibility! One president worked to unite America, the other to divide. Guess which is which.

    ——

    Not so, Obama divided the country more than any president ever. That is why Clinton lost. The first black president was supposed to end racism and all he did was make it ten times worse.

  27. Packernet says:
    The first black president was supposed to end racism
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    Uh, according to whom? Pretty sure that wasn’t the role of the president. Objectively, his admin was a mixed bag, like all others. And mostly centrist, with all modern Presidencies occupying that sort of center to center-right area, where their biggest job is maintaining the status quo and big government. Ultimately, no one running The State is going to do much other than perpetuate it.

  28. They have a choice to go to Africa which was a possible stated option back 20-30 years ago. But they know their ancestral brethren will kill them in 2 seconds if they go there.

  29. My feeling is if you think this country is so bad then why not go somewhere else where you’ll be happy?

  30. Funny how “conservatives” (who don’t conserve anything) would rather talk about the protest itself than why the players are protesting. There’s video showing the Milwaukee PD tasering Sterling Brown for no good or legal reason whatsoever. The police made accusations that the video proves were completely false. His only crime was having brown skin. This is a national problem with law enforcement and protesting on a national stage is the best (only) way to call attention to it.

  31. arianil985 says:
    May 24, 2018 at 3:40 pm
    Isn’t it also disgusting to physically beat up your mother and your wife?

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    Isn’t it disgusting to not know which Brandon Marshall you are talking about?

  32. whenwilliteverend says:
    May 24, 2018 at 7:29 pm
    My feeling is if you think this country is so bad then why not go somewhere else where you’ll be happy?
    ———-

    Because Black people built this country.

    Then again, you knew that. Your ancestors wanted free labor and then for the slaves to leave. And yet, you still parrot the same nonsense.

    Why don’t you go someplace where your ancestors didn’t steal everything they obtained?

  33. Packernet says:
    May 24, 2018 at 5:56 pm
    Impossibility! One president worked to unite America, the other to divide. Guess which is which.

    ——

    Not so, Obama divided the country more than any president ever. That is why Clinton lost. The first black president was supposed to end racism and all he did was make it ten times worse.
    ——–

    Divided nothing. Racists saw their power establishment crumbling and got upset by it. As long as they felt like they were superior to others (i.e. clinging to Trump’s rhetoric), they couldn’t care less that Trump is leading this country into perdition.

  34. @Ivan Pavlov

    bullcrap. The police asked him to remove his hand’s from his pockets multiple times and to move back multiple times. If they are telling him to move back obviously he is in the way. He refused both. They don’t know who that guy is but if you want to look like a gangbanger then your gonna be treated like one. Dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. Just don’t break the law….its really really easy for most.

  35. jcashman23 says:
    May 24, 2018 at 5:07 pm
    I’m a Trump guy and think the protesters are entitled jerks…(on top of being wrong),
    ———–

    You disagree.

    You can’t call something that you don’t agree with “wrong”, particularly when it’s simply because you hate being called out.

  36. Marshall is just one of the many players who are ungrateful and like to bite the hands that feed them.

  37. scoocha says:
    May 24, 2018 at 7:17 pm
    They have a choice to go to Africa which was a possible stated option back 20-30 years ago. But they know their ancestral brethren will kill them in 2 seconds if they go there.

    ————————————————————-

    …and this is what the “stand for the anthem” crowd is really about. Not so subtle go back to Africa” racism.

  38. dirtdawg53 says:
    May 24, 2018 at 4:09 pm
    “I wonder if players, coaches and media heads would be saying the same things had Obama stated Trump’s remarks regarding the National Anthem.”

    100%. Because this isn’t about Trump. It’s about undemocractic behaviour by the head of state. It’s dangerous and unbecoming.

    The soldiers everyone are so worried about gave their lives fighting facism and communism. The kinds of systems that demand unequivocal support for the state. Just like Trump is demanding.

    I’m right of center. But I don’t support what Trump is doing. Not one bit. Even if I believe one should respect the flag (and I do) I would never demand someone do it. I will fight to the death to protect that right because that’s the essence of freedom and democracy.

    ================

    You’re right. If it were the GOVERNMENT infringing on their rights. Which it isn’t. It’s a PRIVATE EMPLOYER which has EVERY RIGHT to dictate player behavior and speech.

    You should look up the difference sometime.

  39. mysterytonite says:
    May 25, 2018 at 12:42 am
    “His only crime was having brown skin.” Well his car was illegally parked across three handicapped spots…just sayin.
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    I am 100 percent certain this would never have happened to me and yes I’m a black male too.

    1) I would not have parked there to start.
    2) When he came out there was a critical moment where he could have easily diffused the entire situation. He didn’t and things went down hill from there. MEMO – when you are clearly wrong and being confronted by the police identify yourself.
    3) The officer called for one unit – he got about 8 additional officers. Even then there was a second moment where the situation could have been diffused by the Brown. Comply with the police – do not ever place your hands in your pockets, waistband, purse, bag or anywhere else when you are being detained or questioned.
    4) When you are directed by the police comply – argue later.

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