PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Malcolm Jenkins plans to lead teammates in a protest that he says is “not an anti-police thing” during the national anthem before the Philadelphia Eagles play at Chicago on Monday night.
“I was very clear: It’s not an anti-police thing. In fact, the police are a key part of the solution in this issue,” Jenkins said after practice Saturday . “It has nothing to do with the military, nothing to do with the flag itself. If you listen, the message has been the same across the board. The police are a key part of the solution, in this issue, across the nation.”READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker In Illinois
Earlier, Eagles coach Doug Pederson said he would participate if there’s a teamwide protest. But Jenkins said there were “mixed feelings” among the players, so the demonstration wouldn’t include everyone.