PHILADELPHIA (AP/CBS) — Philadelphia Eagles security Malcolm Jenkins says the subsequent proposed assembly between the house owners and gamers to debate social justice initiatives has been canceled.
“The league didn’t settle for our invitation,” Jenkins stated after the Eagles win over the 49ers.
NFL gamers proposed to satisfy Monday in Philadelphia. Jenkins stated the league declined, citing scheduling points.
The league and gamers met final week in New York to debate participant demonstrations in the course of the nationwide anthem and different points.
Jenkins, one of many founders of The Gamers Coalition, says house owners and the gamers ought to meet to debate other ways gamers can get their message out.
“They need to get again to soccer; we need to transfer previous anthem demonstrations,” Jenkins stated. “However to try this, we’d like to have the ability to exchange the platform that we have now.”
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Across the NFL seven gamers visibly protested through the nationwide anthem in early video games.
Most of them have been on the 49ers-Eagles recreation, the place Philadelphia gamers Malcom Jenkins and Rodney McLeod raised their fists. Kneeling on the 49ers sideline have been Eric Reid, Eli Harold, Adrian Colbert and Marquise Goodwin.
Chargers deal with Russell Okung raised a fist at Foxborough, Massachusetts.
At Cincinnati, the Colts joined arms on the sideline, and within the last NFL recreation in London this season, virtually all the Vikings and Browns stood arm-in-arm through the enjoying of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “God Save The Queen.”
Some members of the Houston Texans additionally knelt earlier than their recreation in Seattle as response to feedback made by the group’s proprietor.
Houston Texan’s proprietor Bob McNair has apologized after a report revealed that he stated “we will’t have the inmates operating the jail” throughout a gathering of NFL house owners about gamers who protest by kneeling in the course of the nationwide anthem.
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