Redskins’ Adrian Peterson takes hard stance on kneeling during anthem
Adrian Peterson of the Redskins knows that taking a knee for the national anthem has been a hot-button topic since Colin Kaepernick started doing it as a form of protest.
Kaepernick was protesting police brutality and racial injustice. Despite that, some people felt that the protest was “disrespectful to the flag and to the troops”.
For years, this has been a pretty divisive argument among people. However, it had died down a bit.
Now it’s back and stronger than ever though. With the tragic murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor (as well as countless others), there is one again a serious divide in the country.
And the call for protests and justice are louder, possibly than ever.
That brought up kneeling for the anthem once again. And famously we saw New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees talk about how against it he was. A comment he has since apologized for.
Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson on the other hand, had some strong statements himself. And it doesn’t sound like he’s going to be backtracking on them.
#Redskins RB Adrian Peterson has informed reporters that he will be kneeling during the anthem this year.
“We’re all getting ready to take a knee together.” Sounds like Peterson will be joined by many 👏🙌
— CTB (@catchtheblitz) June 5, 2020
Adrian Peterson is kneeling during the anthem this upcoming year. It sounds like he won’t be alone either.
In fact, it sounds like Adrian Peterson has already been in touch with a lot of people and they are all going to be kneeling.
This really should not come as a surprise. It was a peaceful protest that was very loud. It generated a lot of buzz and got people talking. And with everything going on, a lot of people are more angry now than they ever were.
Do not be surprised if you see teams kneeling. Adrian Peterson will not be alone. He’ll probably have most of the Washington roster with him. And on the other side of the field, the opponents doing the same thing.
Some people might not agree with the protests, but they have been predominantly nonviolent and the heavy majority of people can agree that something needs to be done. Adrian Peterson is ready to get people talking.