Baltimore Ravens Stand for 'Black National Anthem,' Most Protest During U.S. Anthem

Baltimore Ravens Stand for 'Black National Anthem,' Most Protest During U.S. Anthem


On Sunday, the Baltimore Ravens all but two players stood during the “black national anthem,” but most either took a knee or sat down as the American national anthem was played.

As the Ravens faced the Cleveland Browns in the season opener, all but two of the Ravens proudly stood as “Life Every Voice and Sing” rang out over the stadium’s public address system. Ahead of the song, the Ravens lined up at the goal line as a show of support.

As the “black national anthem” played, Ravens players Marlon Humphrey and Matthew Judon took a knee, according to Baltimore Sun sports reporter Daniel Oyefusi.

But when the U.S. national anthem started, more than half of the Ravens took a knee in protest.

Rough estimate but I’d say over half of the Ravens players took a knee during the national anthem. Browns players stood together but a few players

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