The Seattle Seahawks will conduct some sort of demonstration before Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins. But it might not be a protest of the flag, or the national anthem.
Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin and linebacker Bobby Wagner discussed joining teammate Jeremy Lane in protesting the national anthem. Baldwin said he was considering taking part in the cause, while Wagner hinted that a team-wide demonstration might be organized.
Baldwin provided a bit of clarity Thursday afternoon when he announced the team would be taking part in some sort of expression. He didn’t provide details as to what it will entail, however.
To express a desire to bring people together, our team will honor the country and flag in a pregame demonstration of unity.
— Doug Baldwin Jr (@DougBaldwinJr) September 8, 2016
Nate Boyer, a former Seahawks player and military veteran, shed some more light on the demonstration.
Talked to the @Seahawks What the team will do is a powerful sign of unification + respect for the Anthem + those that fight for our Freedom!
— Nate Boyer (@NateBoyer37) September 8, 2016
So it appears the Seahawks won’t be protesting anything. In fact, it appears they will be supporting the flag, the anthem and those that stand for it Sunday afternoon. Boyer had reached out to Colin Kaepernick after Kaepernick sparked a national debate by kneeling during the national anthem before a preseason game earlier this month.
Sunday is also the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.