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Seahawks players want White player to stand up against injustice

Seahawks players want a white player to stand up

Seahawks players want a white player to stand up

The Seattle Seahawks rallied the troops last week when they stood arms locked through the United States National Anthem. When they were asked about the movement, two players from the Seahawks defense said that if a white player was to join the movement, more people would listen.

“If somebody like, say, Aaron Rodgers got behind us, I think it would touch home for a lot more people,” said Seahawks defensive lineman Cliff Avril, whose team has chosen to lock arms while standing during the anthem. “At the same time, I see why they probably wouldn’t, because they don’t know what we’re going through.”

Avril would like to see more people stand up, and this week the Seahawks play the 49ers. This could be interesting to see if both teams stand up.

“You need a white guy to join the fight. The white guy is super important to the fight,” Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett said. “For people to really see social injustices, there must be someone from the other side of the race who recognizes the problem, because a lot of times if just one race says there’s a problem, nobody is realistic about it.”

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