Olympian Tommie Smith Raised ‘Black Power’ Fist While Lighting Raiders Torch (Video)
You may not remember Olympian Tommie Smith and what he accomplished during his career, but you do remember his iconic photo from the victory podium at the 1968 Olympics.
Given the state of the country and the protests from NFL players around the league, Smith decided to replicate his symbolic gesture from 48 years ago while lighting the torch in Mexico before tonight’s game.
The fire that burns the brightest in the Raiders organization is the will to win.
Olympic champion Tommie Smith lights the torch in Mexico. pic.twitter.com/EocNkNKEoB
— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) November 22, 2016