Around 20 Eagles demonstrate during national anthem in Week 2 originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
Around 20 Eagles either kneeled or raised their fists during the national anthem on Sunday as a demonstration against racial inequality and police brutality.
Last week in Washington, the Eagles remained inside for the playing of the national anthem.
Among those who kneeled: Rodney McLeod, Darius Slay, Corey Clement, Jalen Reagor, K’Von Wallace, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Greg Ward, Avonte Maddox, Cre’Von LeBlanc, Jalen Mills, Rudy Ford and Nickell Robey-Coleman.
Well before the anthem, and after warmups, Eagles players and Rams players linked arms during a playing of “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”
Previously, McLeod said the Eagles’ social justice committee would meet to decide how they would handle any pregame demonstrations.
Aside from those pregame demonstrations, the Eagles have also committed to taking tangible action. They released this video earlier this month.
The players commit to using their power, platform, and resources to take the action needed to impact racial inequality. pic.twitter.com/w0x9VtLGdd
These are the areas where the Eagles pledged to help create change:
Supporting educational reform
Making sure every team member is registered to vote and does vote
Supporting positive transformation and more transparency in policing
Supporting black businesses to help strengthen black economies and shrink the racial wealth gap