Responding to President Trump’s disparaging remarks Friday about player protests, the Seahawks and host Tennessee Titans sat out the national anthem Sunday in Nashville’s Nissan Stadium. The Seahawks entered the field arm in arm.
Before the game, the Seahawks released a statement.
Saturday in Nashville, coach Pete Carroll released his own statement about Trump’s remarks that have caused a national controversy.
The teams joined the Pittsburgh Steelers in boycotting the anthem as a team.
Numerous Seahawks took to social media to express their anger at Trump’s remarks, including DE Cliff Avril:
Wow! Is this what we’ve come to? The “leader” of this country continues to try to divide us and now wants to divide one of the few thing that any and everyone can come together and enjoy no matter ethnic group you are. #WORRIEDABOUTALLTHEWRONGTHINGS