WE NAME NAMES – Dozens of Players Kneel for US Anthem at Ravens/Jaguars Game in London, But Stand for British Anthem


National Anthem protest

Dozens of players and coaches protested during the playing of the U.S. National Anthem at the Baltimore Ravens vs. Jacksonville Jaguars game in London, England this morning. They then stood for “God Save the Queen,” the British National Anthem.

The expanded protests come as President Donald Trump called for players who protest to be fired or suspended for their actions.


Although most media outlets are only reporting that a number of players protested, Silence is Consent is working to identify every player and coach who participated, on both teams. If you are able to identify a player we do not have listed here, please comment below with a name, jersey number, and a link to a photo or video for verification.

The protest against the American flag and National Anthem came not on American soil, but in London, England. Photos and video show dozens of players kneeling in protest, with fellow teammates and coaches locking arms behind them in solidarity.

The Jacksonville Jaguars voiced their support of the player protests in a tweet, which featured Jaguars owner Shad Khan locking arms with players and coaches.

Khan then issued this statement over Twitter.

The NFL Network also voiced support for the protests, sending out several tweets using the word “unity” to describe the protests.

Here are the players we have been able to identify thus far.  Additional names will be added once they are verified.

BALTIMORE RAVENS

#5 Joe Flacco (locked arms, stood)

#17 Mike Wallace (kneel)

#21 Ladarius Webb (knelt)

#23 Tony Jefferson (knelt)

#28 Terence West (locked arms, stood)

#41 Anthony Levine, Sr. (kneel)

#55 Terrell Suggs (kneel)

#57 C.J. Moseley (kneel)

#66 Ryan Jensen (locked arms, stood)

#68 Matt Skura (locked arms, stood)

#69 Willie Henry (kneel)

#86 Nick Boyle (locked arms, stood)

#90 Za’Darius Smith (kneel)

#99 Matthew Judon (kneel)

 

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

#5 Blake Bortles (locked arms, stood)

#7 Chad Henne (locked arms, stood)

#20 Jalen Ramsey (knelt)

#21 A. J. Bouye (knelt)

#23 Tyler Patmon (knelt)

#27 Leonard Fournette (knelt)

#39 Tashaun Gipson (knelt)

#50 Telvin Smith (locked arms, stood)

#65 Brandon Linder (locked arms, stood)

#89 Marcedes Lewis (locked arms, stood)

#91 Yannick Ngakoue (knelt)

#93 Calais Campbell (knelt)

#97 Malik Jackson (knelt)

#99 Eli Ankou (knelt)

Among all the protests around the NFL, one patriot stood out. Before the Pittsburgh Steelers game on Sunday, left tackle and Army veteran Alejandro Villanueva defied a team decision to stay in the locker room during the anthem and stood near the field during the anthem and covered his heart.

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