Michael And Martellus Bennett Protested During The National Anthem Before The Seahawks-Packers Game

Michael Bennett, Martellus Bennett

Michael And Martellus Bennett Protested During The National Anthem Before The Seahawks-Packers Game

These NFL brothers are woke AF.

Published September 11, 2017

Last month, Michael Bennett announced that he would sit during the national anthem before games for the entire 2017 NFL season as a stance against racial inequality and oppression.

The fact that the Seattle Seahawks star defensive end was threatened by Las Vegas police following the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor fight just weeks later, made Bennett's decision all the more personal, while proving he must continue to use his platform to protest against injustices like the one he disturbingly had to endure.

That being said, Bennett sat during the national anthem Sunday before his Seahawks played the Green Bay Packers and his white teammate, Seahawks center Justin Britt, continued to drape his hand over his shoulder in support of the defensive end. But across the American flag that covered Lambeau Field stood Bennett's brother, Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett, raising his fist as a form of solidarity for his brother and sharing Michael's stance.

Football fans and well beyond definitely took notice of the powerful moment.

  1. Here's the moment when both Michael and Martellus Bennett protested during the national anthem before facing each other on the field

    Powerful...and woke AF.

  2. After the Packers won the game, Martellus posted this IG and captioned it '#StayWoke'

    ✊🏾✊🏾#staywoke

    A post shared by Martellus Bennett (@martellusb) on

    The Bennett brothers are definitely going to "#StayWoke" this season. It will be interesting to see how many players join them.

  3. People definitely took notice of the Bennetts' powerful stance and saluted them for it

    Respect.

Written by Mark Lelinwalla

(Photo: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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