For every action there’s a reaction. Maybe this boob ought to seek advice from his agent before doing something so stupid. Well, not it’ll be racist to not shower money on malcontent football player or something.
Brandon Marshall says he has no regrets. He doesn’t regret kneeling for the national anthem ahead of the Broncos’ season opener against the Panthers on Thursday. He doesn’t regret his peaceful protest of racial inequity and police brutality. And he doesn’t regret it all, even as the backlash and hatred pile on.
Marshall, a teammate of Colin Kaepernick’s at the University of Nevada, said he had made the calculated decision to join the 49ers quarterback standing — or kneeling — for his beliefs, but expected pushback.
Friday, Marshall lost an endorsement with Air Academy Federal Credit Union. On Monday, Marshall lost another in CenturyLink, a company whose name is painted on the top of the Seattle Seahawks’ stadium. (On Sunday, all 53 Seahawks players stood together for the anthem, with their arms linked as a show of unity.)
“We completely respect Brandon Marshall’s personal decision and right to take an action to support something in which he strongly believes,”CenturyLink said in a statement. “America is anchored in the right of individuals to express their beliefs. While we acknowledge Brandon’s right, we also believe that whatever issues we face, we also occasionally must stand together to show our allegiance to our common bond as a nation. In our view, the national anthem is one of those moments. For this reason, while we wish Brandon the best this season, we are politely terminating our agreement with him.”
As Marshall and his teammates practiced at the Broncos’ Dove Valley facility Monday morning, a man pulled up to the team’s headquarters and set ablaze an orange T-shirt with Marshall’s name written on it in ink.
Oh well. This whole episode has run its course and it’s time to move on. Out of a league of some 1,600 players a handful of punks are acting likes babies. Time to ignore them and focus on those who actually love and respect their country.