Broncos players say they'll stand for national anthem

The Denver Broncos announced Thursday that the entire team will stand for the national anthem as a matter of policy, beginning on Sunday.

"Last week, members of our team joined their brothers around the National Football League in a powerful display of unity", the players said.

In the statement on Thursday, the team said in part, "Make no mistake- our actions were in no way a protest of the military, the flag or those who keep us safe".

They go on to explain that our country is not ideal and that inequalities still exist, "We can all do better", they wrote.

"We are a team and we stand together", the players said in a release. Almost three dozen members of the Broncos knelt during the anthem on Sunday, according to the Denver Post.


Before playing the Bills this past Sunday, a majority of the Broncos kneeled during the National Anthem in protest of recent statements made by President Donald Trump. "We just kind of want to set the record straight why we were doing it and exactly the reasons why and just move forward". "We just wanted to state what happened, where our minds were", Miller said. "We just talked about it".

Anderson went on to say that his mom would root for the Broncos when he was on the field, but on any other snap, she would be pulling hard for her Raiders, even joking that he felt sorry for the other Broncos running backs, during media availability Wednesday.

"He is really week-to-week", coach Vance Joseph said after practice Friday. I am a huge team guy.

Broncos executive vice president of football operations and general manager John Elway has also expressed his feelings about standing for the fag, but also said he understood the decisions the players made. "No one had clarity", he said.

Joseph added that it is important for all involved to get into the community to "make true change". "With the environment that we're in right now, no one's going to make any change".


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