'We'll be standing together': Broncos announce end of anthem demonstrations

'We'll be standing together': Broncos announce end of anthem demonstrations

'We'll be standing together': Broncos announce end of anthem demonstrations

"It was their decision and it's their statement and, moving forward, it's their football team". The council includes linebacker Brandon Marshall, who is known for kneeling past year and using the platform to spur change with the Denver Police Department.

"We just had a Leadership Council meeting", explained Chris Harris Jr. It's where thoughtful, intelligent leaders from all different races, religions and backgrounds come together.

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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".

The Denver Broncos announced Thursday the team will be standing during the playing of the national anthem prior to Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders. "We wanted to set the record straight with fans on why we were doing it and move forward". That was former head coach Gary Kubiak's final game with the team. "We felt like that was the best direction to go". The decision to be unified as a team one way or another is a very good one by the leadership group of the Broncos.

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"He is really week-to-week", coach Vance Joseph said after practice Friday. I don't think I've talked to anyone in that locker room who doesn't appreciate what the military and armed forces do for our country.

The statement comes 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. "We all went with it, so everybody stands". "That's part of being a USA citizen". "With the environment that we're in right now, no one's going to make any change".

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