The Denver Broncos linebacker kneeled in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick

By Alexia Fernandez
September 09, 2016 12:10 AM
AP Photo/Joe Mahoney

Add Brandon Marshall to the list of high profile athletes taking a knee during the national anthem.

The Denver Broncos linebacker kneeled in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback, who started the movement in August.

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Marshall abstained from standing to protest the social injustice against African-Americans and other minorities.

Kaepernick’s jersey has become the No. 1 pick in the 49ers store. It was previously the 20th most popular jersey to purchase, reported The San Francisco Chronicle.

Marshall and Kaepernick were college teammates in Nevada, according to the NFL.

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The Bronco’s released a statement to the NFL’s James Palmer: “While we encourage members of our organization to stand during the National Anthem, we understand and respect it being a personal decision.”

Marshall’s kneel came a day after Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin and defensive end Cliff Avril told reporters they’d considered not standing during the national anthem.

Baldwin tweeted Thursday that the Seahawks will take part in a pregame demonstration on Sunday to “express a desire to bring people together.”

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