HOUSTON – A majority of the Houston Texans gamers took a knee throughout the nationwide anthem earlier than Sunday’s recreation in Seattle to protest the controversial feedback made by NFL group’s proprietor Bob McNair.
In accordance with ESPN, McNair stated, “We will’t have the inmates operating the jail,” when the group was speaking about methods to deal with the latest protests by some gamers throughout the taking part in of the “Star-Spangled Banner.”
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About 10 Texans gamers stood throughout the anthem, however locked arms with the gamers who selected to kneel.
Texans and Seahawks followers have been seen holding indicators that learn, “Our gamers are function fashions not inmates,” and one other studying, “Inmates! Let’s examine what occurs with out you. From: Season tix holder.”
The Seahawks have been seen sitting throughout the nationwide anthem as effectively.
McNair has launched a second apology since and tried to elucidate his feedback by saying he was “referring to the connection between the league workplace and group homeowners and the way they’ve been making vital strategic selections affecting our league with out satisfactory enter from possession over the previous few years.”
He then apologized to NFL gamers saying: “I’m really sorry to the gamers for the way this has impacted them and the notion that it has created of me which couldn’t be farther from the reality. Our focus going ahead, personally and as a company, shall be in the direction of making significant progress concerning the social points that imply a lot to our gamers and our group.”
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