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Marcus Peters raises fist during national anthem, Chiefs lock arms

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New York Giants v Kansas City Chiefs Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs joined a number of other NFL players and teams when they locked arms during the national anthem, which is presumably linked to Colin Kaepernick’s stand.

Marcus Peters raised his fist during the anthem. Peters had previously addressed Colin Kaepernick’s protest saying, “It’s big. It’s real big what they’re doing. I salute Colin for what he’s doing. He’s standing up for a great cause.”

The Chiefs players released this statement:

“After having a number of thoughtful discussions as a group regarding our representation during the National Anthem, we decided collectively to lock arms as a sign of solidarity. It was our goal to be unified as a team and to be respectful of everyone’s opinions, and the remembrance of 9/11. It’s our job as professional athletes to make a positive impact on our communities and to be proactive when change is needed. Together we are going to continue to have conversations, educate ourselves and others on social issues and work with local law enforcement officials and leaders to make an impact on the Kansas City community.”