Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall takes a knee during national anthem at NFL opener
DENVER — Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall took a stand by taking a knee during the national anthem Thursday night in the NFL season opener against the Carolina Panthers.
Marshall recently told the Gazette he supports his former Nevada teammate Colin Kaepernick.
The San Francisco 49ers quarterback started a social media firestorm when he refused to stand during the national anthem at a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. Kaepernick said he was protesting racial inequality in America.
On Wednesday, Kaepernick responded to reports that his jersey has become the best-selling jersey in the NFL. He wrote on Instagram that he would donate all the proceeds he receives “back into the community.”
I want to thank everyone who has shown me love and support, it truly means a lot! I wasn't expecting my jersey sales to jump to number one because of this, but it shows the people's belief that we can achieve justice and equality for ALL! The only way I can repay you for the support is to return the favor by donating all the proceeds I receive from my jersey sales back into the communities! I believe in the people, and WE can be the change!