Denver Broncos player Brandon Marshall is standing in solidarity with his former college teammate and fraternity brother, San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick.
Marshall decided to protest in the name of social and racial injustices by kneeling during the National Anthem of the season opener Super Bowl rematch against the Carolina Panthers.
After the game, Brandon spoke with the media about why he decided to join Colin in the protest saying, “I believe in what he’s trying to do. I believe in his actions, so I definitely want to stand behind him.”
He said he’ll be taking it a step further by donating money to charities that support veterans and other organizations that fight social and racial injustices, which is similar to what Colin has already done.
Since refusing to stand during the National Anthem, Kaepernick’s jersey has become the number one selling jersey in the NFL.
After announcing he will be donating the first $1 million he earns this year to charity, Colin will now donate 100% of the proceeds he receives from the jersey sales as well. Nice!
“I wasn’t expecting my jersey sales to jump to number one because of this, but it shows the people’s belief that we can achieve justice and equality for all,” said Colin. “The only way I can repay you for the support is to return the favor by donating all the proceeds I receive from my jersey sales back into the communities!”
Do you think more athletes should take a stand in the same way Kaepernick and Marshall are?