The Seattle Seahawks and what they may do during the National Anthem before their game Sunday afternoon against the Miami Dolphins has been a talking point leading up to the game. The team had hinted that they were going to do some sort of team-wide demonstration, with many linking it to the kneeling protest of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin has appeared to be the leader of this demonstration, and on Saturday, he released a Twitter video of the team’s plans. On the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington DC (not to forget the United Flight 93 that passengers managed to prevent from attacking DC and crashed into Pennsylvania). With that in mind, the Seahawks seem to be looking to change the narrative Kaepernick’s protest started, while keeping the discussion going:
Martin Luther King Jr. once famously said “Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”#BuildABridge pic.twitter.com/n1qP5c2RGM— Doug Baldwin Jr (@DougBaldwinJr) September 10, 2016
The Seahawks plan to stand arm-in-arm throughout the National Anthem, showing the unity that we as a country felt back in 2001. They are looking to honor the flag and those who have served, while allowing for more conversation on progress.
Will the Dolphins join the Seahawks, either on their own sideline or as one giant arm-in-arm chain?