Much has been made of a recent uptick in malevolent clowns engaging in mischief and that description is thoroughly fitting in professional sports. With the radical left seeming to have found their own version of Jesus in San Francisco 49ers bench warmer Colin Kaepernick, his disciples starting to pop up on rosters throughout the league. So it was that during Thursday night’s nationally televised season opener, a Super Bowl rematch between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers, that another one of Kap’s clowns put himself above the team in order to make a point.
Broncos starting linebacker Brandon Marshall, a teammate of Colin Kaepernick’s in college at Nevada, knelt during the national anthem before Thursday night’s season-opening 21-20 win over the Carolina Panthers.
Marshall, who is active in community work, took a knee just before the national anthem and remained in that stance until the song was completed. The Broncos players were lined up, standing on the sideline, and Marshall was at the end of the line on the south end of Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
No other players were seen sitting or kneeling during the national anthem.
“I’m not against the military, police or America. I’m against social injustice,” Marshall said after the game, adding that he “felt it was the right thing to do” and that he will continue to kneel during the anthem this season.
Marshall, the team’s second-leading tackler during its run to a Super Bowl title last season, has expressed support for Kaepernick, who initially opted to not stand during the anthem in the preseason because of what he believes is racial injustice and police brutality in the United States.
Marshall said he also believes taking a knee during the anthem is a way to “create dialogue.”
“I think the more people do it, the more it’s seen — there’s going to be hate mail, hate comments, but at the same time, people will talk about it,” he said. “Some people are going to stand by me, some people aren’t. But I know my loved ones, the people that love me and care about me, they’re going to stand behind me, and that’s all that matters to me.
Marshall – not to be confused with New York Jets receiver Brandon Marshall – is a college teammate of Kaepernick’s and on a night when the Broncos were celebrating their Super Bowl win in front of a raucous home crowd, chose to make it all about himself which despite the social justice babble is what such gestures are really about to the millionaire narcissists who are acting out. Come Sunday when there is a full slate of games there will no doubt be many more attention starved morons protesting the flag – on the anniversary of 9/11! – possibly including the entire Seattle Seahawks team.
The Broncos went on to win the game 21-20 with a thrilling fourth quarter comeback and beat the crap out of the mouthy Cam Newton in the process.