Broncos LB Brandon Marshall Wonders Why His Critics Are Quiet Now After Recent Cop Involved Shootings
The very first game to open the 2016 NFL season pitted last year’s Super Bowl participants against each other. Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall, who is also a former Nevada teammate of Colin Kaepernick, was spotted kneeling during the playing of the National Anthem and caught heat for it on social media. He also lost two endorsements because of it.
Within the last few days, there have been at least two controversial police shootings of African American men at the hands of police officers, and Brandon Marshall wants to know why his critics have all of a sudden gotten quiet after raging about the reason he was kneeling.
“One thing I have an issue with is people are really, extremely [ticked] off and mad about us kneeling and protesting peacefully. How come they don’t have that same type of anger toward the situations that are going on? I think everybody needs to check themselves,” he told The Denver Post on Tuesday.
“It just lets me know that we have a long way to go as people,” Marshall told the newspaper. “I don’t want to go as far as to say people care more about the flag than their fellow man, but it seems like it.”
Many NFL players took to Social media to speak out about the recent shooting of Terence Crutcher, who was tazed and then shot down by Tulsa Police despite being unarmed and having his hands in the air.