Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett has begun his own national anthem protest, intending to use his celebrity status to document, and hopefully improve, systemic racial inequality in America.
On Wednesday morning, under the title “Equality,” Bennett posted a story on Twitter that gave a grim, personal underline to his reasons for protesting.
Bennett tied the incident to his ongoing protests: “Equality doesn’t live in this country, and no matter how much money you make, what job title you have, or how much you give, when you are seen as a [racist term], you will be treated that way.
Shortly before the incident, Bennett spoke to Yahoo Sports and offered up his reasoning for remaining seated during the national anthem .
____ Jay Busbee is a writer for Yahoo Sports and the author of EARNHARDT NATION , on sale now at Amazon or wherever books are sold.
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