Sport Why Seahawks’ Michael Bennett stood for national anthem

04:06  10 november  2017
04:06  10 november  2017 Source:   Sportsnaut

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Here, in his own words, is why , as told to Yahoo Sports’ Jordan Schultz. I’ve been thinking about sitting during the national anthem for a minute, especially after Not a lot of people are willing to stand up and say what they believe in. They might say they love the Seahawks , they might say they love the

Seahawks DE Michael Bennett became the latest NFL player to sit for the national anthem , ahead of Sunday’s preseason game against the Chargers. Why do we stand at all—should we be paying unthinking fealty to a nation that so often doesn’t have its citizens’ best interests in mind?

The Seahawks' defensive end had a reason for standing that was close to home. © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Seahawks' defensive end had a reason for standing that was close to home.

Michael Bennett stood for the national anthem prior to Thursday night’s Seattle Seahawks-Arizona Cardinals game, which was a departure from his usual behavior this season.

So why the change?

NBC announcer Mike Tirico said on the telecast that Bennett told them he was standing this week to make it clear he supports the military, with Saturday being Veteran’s Day and it being Salute to Service week in the NFL. Bennett’s father served in the Navy.

Bennett typically sat down during the national anthem this season to raise awareness for social matters, such as racial inequality and police brutality. He also made a high-profile accusation of police brutality in September surrounding an event in Las Vegas in August.

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Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett sat on the bench as the rest of the stood with arms locked for the national anthem prior to Sunday night’s game against the Los While Lynch didn’t speak as to why he sat for the anthem last night, Bennett has not been one to shy away from speaking his mind.

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Stefanie Loh points out that that the Seahawks defensive lineman also stood after the Las Vegas shooting tragedy on Oct. 1.

In August, Bennett explained why he would not be standing for the anthem.

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