Members of the Philadelphia Eagles football team are planning to make a statement during Monday night’s game against the Chicago Bears.
Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins told Sportsradio 94WIP, he “believes there will ‘definitely’ be players on the Eagles who will show their feelings about social injustice prior to kickoff,” ESPN reports.
“Last week, we talked about doing some stuff, but we wanted to make sure that we didn’t do anything to take away from the families that suffered from 9/11,” Jenkins said in the interview. “We didn’t want to mess with that day, so we left last week alone. But moving forward, I’m sure there will be guys that will probably join in.”
Players on the Eagles are the latest to join the protest movement started by 49er’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
For me, it has nothing to do with this country or the flag or the anthem in itself. … It’s just to continue to push forward the conversation about social injustice, and that’s a range of things from police brutality to wages and job opportunities, education. There’s just a lot of things systematically that have been set up in this country since its inception that put minorities, especially African-Americans, at a disadvantage when you talk about quality of life and actually growing in this country.
Much more on Jenkins interview at ESPN.com.