Many California Golden Bears joined in the fight for equality and social justice today during NFL national anthem protests.
Colin Kaepernick started his protest two year ago to raise awareness for police brutality and institutional racism against people African-Americans, and it has reportedly been a significant factor in keeping Kaepernick out of the NFL.
Marshawn Lynch was one of the first to join the movement by staying seated during the national anthem at a Raiders preseason game, and he has maintained that tradition.
After the president’s comments last Friday that called for kneeling athletes to be fired from NFL teams, several other players joined the protest.
DeSean Jackson blasted the President for his comments and kneeled pregame with his Tampa Bay Bucs teammate Mike Evans.
Desean chatted postgame.
Video: Bucs WR DeSean Jackson talks about his decision to kneel in protest during national anthem in Minnesota today. pic.twitter.com/U3ufP30ecK— Greg Auman (@gregauman) September 24, 2017
Buffalo Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander kneeled during the anthem, and had pointed remarks post-game.
Cameron Jordan stayed seated with his Saints teammates and had this to say about the president’s comments.
Only validates @Kaepernick7 bringing social injustice to light, he kneeled hoping it'd bring attention to what he believed in... Has it not?— cameron jordan (@camjordan94) September 23, 2017
Mark Ingram, Adrian Peterson, Cameron Jordan, Kenny Vaccaro, Rafael Bush, Chris Banjo, Sheldon Rankins, Alex Okafor, Brandon Coleman plus 1. pic.twitter.com/vobPRFzBH9— Don Green (@dgreen1865) September 24, 2017
A group of Saints players remains seated during the national anthem. pic.twitter.com/3NsTiiBWBK— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) September 24, 2017
Brandon Mebane sat as well at the Chargers game, with Chris McCain kneeling.
There were plenty of Cal alum who stood in solidarity with their teammates. Aaron Rodgers and Packers teammates locked arms.
Packer players including Aaron Rodgers linking arms during the national anthem of today's game at Lambeau Field. pic.twitter.com/wr5wUFF1EH— Stephanie Sutton (@Steph__Sutton) September 24, 2017
Rodgers also posted this on Instagram to show his support.
Giants running back Shane Vereen locked arms with kneeling teammates.
Taking a cue from Marshawn, the Oakland Raiders locked arms and stayed seated together in solidarity on Sunday Night Football.