Browns reportedly will make a pregame statement about racial inequality

The Browns followed up on their preseason protest with a video message before Sunday's season opener
The Browns followed up on their preseason protest with a video message before Sunday's season opener
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10 September, 2017

Cleveland's group prayer was also noteworthy because it included tight end Seth DeValve, the first white National Football League player to kneel during the anthem. In response, the Cleveland police union announced that it wouldn't hold the American flag during the Browns' first regular season game.

The Cleveland Browns will take the field on Sunday with some area police and firefighters in a pregame show of unity.

They kept those vibes going just before their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers by appearing on the FirstEnergy Stadium's video board discussing racial inequality in the United States.

The almost minute video played before the season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers and had messages from All-Pro tackle Joe Thomas, rookie starting quarterback DeShone Kizer, head coach Hue Jackson, linebacker Jamie Collins and linebacker Christian Kirksey.

Brown reportedly told the team during that meeting, "do not disrespect your country, do not disrespect the flag".

"The organization kind of got involved and they wanted to be a part, too", running back Duke Johnson said on Friday, "so they came with us and we kind of got some plans and got some things that we could do instead of kneeling and that's what we did". "We just felt it was the right time for us to do this and say a prayer for this country". "They want to go out and talk about it, and they want to do it with the police force".

Last season, no white players were among those by participating in anthem protests, but several did so before games last month.


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