Rockers React & Offer Their Opinions On Athletes Kneeling During The National Anthem
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It was an interesting weekend
Following President Trump’s comments Friday night, the entire weekend was flung into a tailspin, and the hottest topics on everyone’s newsfeed were the numerous protests that took place in the NFL during the National Anthem.
To recap: Last year San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the National Anthem in protest of the racial injustice and police brutality in United States. There was a lot of reaction surrounding Kaepernick’s actions. Many hated him, and many supported him. But long story short, he ignited a conversation that came to a head this weekend.
During a rally in Alabama, President Trump offered his opinion on the NFL in an explicit manner, encouraging owners to “fire” that “son of a b****” if a player decides to kneel. The entire weekend of football revolved around these comments, as players, coaches and owners took part in demonstrations which included, kneeling, locking arms and even staying in the locker room during the National Anthem.
Everyone chimed in their opinion on the matter, including classic rockers, and musicians in general. Here are a few of their reactions. The hashtag #TakeAKnee was the running saying across all social media platforms.
During his concert, Waters went down on one knee in support of those who knelt.
— Roger Waters (@rogerwaters) September 25, 2017
Stevie Wonder knelt during his concert after giving a small speech on the circumstances.
Prophets of Rage donned Colin Kaepernick jerseys on stage and all knelt at one point during the concert.
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) September 24, 2017
Eddie Vedder capped off his performance by kneeling at the front of the stage.
— Pearl Jam (@PearlJam) September 25, 2017
Of course Ted Nugent had something to say.