In a show of solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, and an exercise of his First Amendment right, Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall took a knee during the National Anthem during the NFL kickoff. He played for Nevada along with Kaepernick. A Denver Broncos statement said, “While we encourage members of our organization to stand during the national anthem, we understand and respect it being a personal decision."
Meanwhile, the Seattle Seahawks' Doug Baldwin Jr. tweeted about the team staging a demonstration:
To express a desire to bring people together, our team will honor the country and flag in a pregame demonstration of unity.— Doug Baldwin Jr (@DougBaldwinJr) September 8, 2016