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Michael Bennett sits during the National Anthem; Says Charlottesville made him sit

Michael Bennett the Seahawks defensive lineman who is an All-Pro, took the stance against racism.  The same way Marshawn Lynch sat, Bennett had a purpose for sitting.  His Father served our United States Military, but the events in Charlottesville, Virginia made him want to stand up for the African American community.

“I hope that I can activate everybody to get off their hands and feet and go out into the communities and push helping each other,” he told reporters after Sunday’s game. “Sit down with somebody that’s the opposite sex, sit down with somebody that’s the opposite race, different religion and understand that people are different and go out and join the community and try to change the society, change what you’re a part of. If you don’t like it, keep changing it.”

“Charlottesville had a lot to do with it but I think it’s just the journey of who I am as a person. I think everybody has a time where they feel like they need to be who they are and stand up for what they believe in,” Bennett explained.

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