Brandon Marshall followed in the path of Colin Kaepernick and decided to take a knee during the national anthem before last night’s game against the Panthers. Marshall is actually a former college teammate of Kap, when they both played at the University of Nevada. He decided not to stand in part to support his friend but also to support what he feels is wrong with our country.


After the game, Marshall was quick to explain he has no issues with our military or police.

“I’m not against the military, I’m not against the police or America. I’m just against social injustice,” Marshall said. He went on to explain that he has uncles in the military who are vets themselves but things in this country aren’t good for vets either.

Marshall said he will continue to refuse to stand during the anthem at the start of games. He said he also plans to donate an “undisclosed amount” of money to charities that help veterans. “I’m going to be active in this,” Marshall said.

“Colin is my fraternity brother, my ex-teammate, and I believe in what he’s trying to do. I believe in his actions. So I definitely want to stand by him,” Marshall said.

It didn’t take long for the Broncos to issue a statement on Marshall’s decision.

“While we encourage members of our organization to stand during the National Anthem, we understand and respect it being a personal decision,” the Broncos said in a statement.

Marshall is unlikely to be the last player this week who will take a knee, as many other players are expected to do the same when more games kickoff on Sunday.