Arian Foster, Marcus Peters among NFL players protesting during national anthem

Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters joined 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in protesting during the national anthem before NFL games on Sunday, and other players across the league plan to do the same thing. 

While Chiefs players stood together for the anthem and locked arms, Peters raised a glove fist in an image reminiscent of John Carlos and Tommie Smith at the 1968 Olympics. 

Dolphins running back Arian Foster told ESPN’s Bob Holtzman that he plans to kneel and raise his first before Sunday afternoon’s game in Seattle, and some of his teammates will join him. 

Kaepernick was the first NFL player this season to make a statement with his actions during the anthem. He began by sitting during the national anthem before preseason games, but later decided to take a knee instead after speaking with former Seahawks long snapper and Army veteran Nate Boyer. 

Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall kneeled before Thursday’s season opener against the Panthers and the practice has also spread to colleges and high schools.

Nearly every member of a Philadelphia high school football team kneeled before a game Saturday. Indiana State defensive back Lonnie Walker II took a knee before Saturday’s game against Minnesota.

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