Many Players Kneel During Anthem …
After ‘Inmates’ Comment
10/29/2017 1:25 PM PDT
The Houston Texans had a mixed response to their owner’s comment comparing kneeling players to prison inmates … but the majority took a knee.
— Michael Gravesande (@OldBlackHack) October 29, 2017
About 25 Texans players knelt during the National Anthem ahead of Sunday’s game against the Seahawks — which looked kinda awkward since some other players chose to stand.
The backlash was swift, and McNair apologized for his phrasing … but not before one of his players, DeAndre Hopkins, left Friday’s practice in reaction to the news.
Looks like that reaction trickled into Sunday as well … and the anthem debate continues.