The Denver Broncos have had enough with the national anthem protests and want to take the politics out of football.
The NFL Broncos announced that they will, together as a team, stand on Sunday for the national anthem, instead of dismantling the flag and our historical icon that brings us together as a nation.
They believe in showing respect together, and understand how the anthem brings great honor the country and its veterans deserve.
A message from our players: pic.twitter.com/eQs3z7OcqV
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) September 28, 2017
The 52-players on the team were extremely passionate about their thoughts and created a joint statement about their actions last week.
Explaining that their actions were “in no way a protest of the military, the flag or those who keep us safe.”
The statement from the NFL players came a few days after Broncos executive John Elway – who led the team to a Superbowl victory as its quarterback in 1997 – said he believes in standing for the anthem.
“Take the politics out of football,” Elway said.
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) September 26, 2017
The statement created by the team also had some explanation about their demonstrations from the previous week:
“Last week, members of our team joined their brothers around the NFL in a powerful display of unity. As controversial as it appeared, we needed to show our collective strength and resolve,” the Broncos said.
Reported by insiderfoxnews:
The team said its locker room is very diverse, but that being members of the same squad unite them as a team.
“No matter how divisive some comments and issues can be, nothing should get in the way of that,” the team said, appearing to reference President Trump's comments in Alabama last week.
Outside linebacker Von Miller, who helped lead the team's demonstrations last week, said after that game that Trump “assaulted” their freedom of speech, and that “we had to do something.”