New York Jets Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall Defends Fraternity Brother Colin Kaepernick
New York Jets star Brandon Marshall, who is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., defended his fraternity brother Colin Kaepernick’s right to protest in sitting during the national anthem. He expressed that Kaepernick was a patriot because “he’s standing up for human rights”.
Marshall also admits that Kaepernick’s actions is a topic amongst many in NFL locker rooms.
“I think President Obama said it best: That’s his constitutional right,” Marshall said about Kaepernick.
Marshall also posed questions to America. He goes on to say that he would love for everyone to reflect on what the American flags means to them.
“When I look at the American flag, I see a bunch of fights. You know how much we have overcome. When you look at it, the American flag is bigger than just one thing. And you have the civil rights movement, you have sex trafficking, you have immigration law. There’s so many different fights there. And we have to be aware that it’s bigger than one person and one thing….But then there are times when that one thing trumps all. When it comes to human rights, we really have to be careful. If you believe in one thing, if you believe in mental health, that means you believe in cancer research. IF you believe in cancer research, you believe in raising awareness for HIV. If you believe in standing up for gay rights, then you believe in standing up for the minorities”.
Marshall stated that he will be standing for the national anthem for the first game of the season commemorating the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.