Like most other teams in the NFL, the Kansas City Chiefs demonstrated during the national anthem after President Donald Trump’s comments over the weekend. CB Marcus Peters sat during the anthem as he has this season. Chris Conley, who I don’t believe has kneeled yet, kneeled during the anthem. Peters also raised his fist after an interception in the first quarter.
A number of Chiefs chose to peacefully protest during the anthem. Peters sat, first in the air. Chris Conley kneeled.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) September 24, 2017
Conley was vocal after Trump’s Friday night tweets. He wrote this:
“Stick to sports boy... Sit down and do what your told. Say or do something we don’t like and your fired” Well I hate to break it to ya...— Chris Conley (@_flight17_) September 23, 2017
When will people learn that fear won’t make someone sit down. It quite possibly will make more stand up for what they believe in.— Chris Conley (@_flight17_) September 23, 2017
Travis Kelce also kneeled.
#Chiefs’ Travis Kelce taking a knee during the national anthem. pic.twitter.com/sb4arsL2sM— Tom Martin (@TomKCTV5) September 24, 2017
Here’s another look:
Members of the Chiefs sit in protest during the National Anthem before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, via @AP pic.twitter.com/cDCJzo69Lw— KCTV5 News (@KCTV5) September 24, 2017
Justin Houston kneeled away from the field.
#Chiefs LB Justin Houston kneels towards the bench during the Natuonal Anthem as several players kneel @KCStar pic.twitter.com/Gvg00ATuWT— David Eulitt (@davidphotokc) September 24, 2017