Dan Quinn reveals he will protest along with Falcons players this season
There is an ongoing tally of players and coaches in the NFL that have said they’ll protest in the 2020 season and Dan Quinn of the Atlanta Falcons is the latest.
To show his support for his players, Quinn informed local reporters that he will protest alongside his players in 2020.
Falcons HC Dan Quinn…
If and when the players decide to protest..I’ll be with them. pic.twitter.com/XpX1locUyO
— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) June 15, 2020
Of course, the protests that will occur in the NFL next season stem from the racial injustices that continue to plague the country. The Falcons have had a few players, including Matt Ryan, to voice their frustration with the events that have recently transpired.
As a result of the racial injustices that continue to happen, Adrian Peterson of the Washington Redskins was one of the first players to share that he’ll kneel during the national anthem in 2020. Since then, more players and coaches have shared the same sentiment as the All-Pro running back.
Just a few days ago, Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien passionately said he’ll kneel with his players next season. It appears that Quinn is open to doing the same if his players choose to take that route.
Back in 2016, kneeling during the anthem wasn’t accepted by many when Colin Kaepernick chose to do it. As a matter of fact, Kaepernick is still unemployed by the NFL due to his stance on kneeling during the anthem.
Nevertheless, four years later, there seems to be an overwhelming number of players and coaches willing to kneel before games. It will be genuinely interesting to see how the league handles the majority of their employees kneeling during the anthem considering their previous stance on the issue in 2016.