President Trump received a roaring response in Tulsa as he declared “we’ll never kneel to our national anthem or our great American flag.”
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 21, 2020
Multiple NFL players have expressed their desire to kneel during the national anthem during the upcoming season.
Per USAToday, in an interview on the NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” on Thursday, Kenyan Drake expressed regret for not kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice previously.
The Arizona Cardinals running back also vowed that he wouldn’t make that mistake this season, saying that he would join Kyler Murray by taking a knee in 2020.
“Kyler obviously is the undisputed leader of not only the offense, but the whole team,” Drake said during the interview. “To come out and be able to do that, obviously I respect him and I’ll be right next to him doing the same thing.”
Murray, the Cardinals starting quarterback, told reporters in a video conference call earlier this week that he would take a knee on game days this season to peacefully protest against racial injustice while calling for meaningful police reform.
“I’ll be kneeling,” he said. “I stand for what’s right. That’s the bottom line. I call it like I see it. What’s been going on is completely wrong. I’ll definitely be taking a knee.”
Drake echoed Murray’s comments on “Good Morning Football.”
“It’s something we all need to stand up for and, I guess, take a knee for,” he said.
During the interview, Drake related what he had learned from not joining teammates in kneeling when he was with the Miami Dolphins.