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Chris Long supportive of Malcolm Jenkins' national anthem protest

As Malcolm Jenkins raised his right fist in the air during the national anthem, Chris Long's right hand was over his heart.

Long is a native of Charlottesville, Va., which was the site of ugly protests this week following a white supremacist march last Friday.

Neo-Nazis or self-proclaimed "White Nationalists" and anti-racism protesters clashed Saturday, resulting in the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer and two police officers en route to Charlottesville.

Injured Eagles cornerback Ron Brooks, who joined Jenkins during last season's raised fist protest, kneeled during the playing of the "Star-Spangled Banner" Thursday.

"I asked him just a couple of questions, really the main thing was what message was he trying to get across, and that message was that more white men should feel the need, especially after what's recently transpired in Charlottesville, but even before that, that more white males should take the position of an ally, in support," Jenkins said, via the Philadelphia Daily News .

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