Malcolm Jenkins the Philadelphia Eagles defensive back continued his support of Colin Kaepernick into the 2017 NFL season. Right now, Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed by the NFL, and Jenkins continued to support not only Kaepernick but sticking up for injustices.
#Eagles S Malcolm Jenkins continued to hold his right fist in the air during the national anthem as a sign of protest over racial injustice.
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) August 11, 2017
“Last season, I raised my fist as a sign of solidarity to support people, especially people of color, who were and are still unjustly losing their lives at the hands of officers with little to no consequence,” Jenkins said in a statement, via ESPN. “After spending time with police officers on ride-alongs, meeting with politicians on the state and federal level and grass roots organizations fighting for human rights, it’s clear that our criminal justice system is still crippling communities of color through mass incarceration.”