The Denver Broncos’ Brandon Marshall took the lead of his good friend Colin Kaepernick and took a knee during the national anthem in Thursday night’s season opener against the Carolina Panthers.
ESPN posted video of his interview after the game. “Well, first of all I wanna say that I’m not against the military, I’m not against the police or America, I’m just against social injustice,” Marshall said to the media. “Honestly, I’m a man of faith so I prayed about it long and hard, and I feel like that was the right thing to do.”
He was also asked if having played college football with Kaepernick had anything to do with his decision. “Colin is my fraternity brother, my ex-teammate and I believe in what he is trying to do,” Marshall said. “I believe in his actions so I definitely want to stand by him. But at the same time, I didn’t want just do it as far as I’m going to take a knee, but I will also donate to programs for veterans and different things like that. I’m going to donate an undisclosed amount and I’m going to be active in this.”
Marshall played with Kaepernick at Nevada in the late 2000s and both are members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.