For the second straight preseason game, Malcolm Jenkins stayed in the tunnel during the national anthem, while Michael Bennett remained in the locker room.
After putting a pause on his silent protest toward the end of last season, Jenkins resumed his national anthem demonstration for the Eagles’ preseason opener Aug. 9 at Lincoln Financial Field when he raised his fist standing along the sideline.
In Game 2 of the preseason last Thursday on the road against the Patriots, Jenkins chose to stay in the tunnel, a decision he made again Thursday night before the Eagles’ game vs. the Browns in Cleveland.
Jenkins, one of the NFL’s most socially active players, began raising his fist during the 2016 season in protest of police brutality and racial and social injustice in the United States.
This offseason, the NFL passed a policy requiring players to either stand or remain inside during the anthem. The disciplinary actions for the policy are currently on hold.
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