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Michael Bennett sat alone on the Seattle Seahawks‘ bench through the nationwide anthem whereas his teammates stood with locked arms earlier than the preseason opener towards the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, in line with Bob Condotta of the Seattle Occasions.

It isn’t sure that Bennett was sitting as a protest, however seeing as he is been one of the outspoken gamers relating to social injustice over the previous few years, it is a protected assumption.

The Professional Bowler is presently writing a guide referred to as “Easy methods to Make White Individuals Uncomfortable” and has defended Colin Kaepernick’s anthem protests.

Bennett’s determination to take a seat got here someday after Marshawn Lynch, his former teammate, opted to take a seat in the course of the anthem.