Chris Long Explains Why He Became The First White Player To Publicly Support A Teammate’s Anthem Protest

Chris Long put his arm around Philadelphia Eagles teammate Malcolm Jenkins during the National Anthem on Thursday night. Jenkins raised his fist in protest as he has since the second game of last season. 

“I just told Malcolm, ‘I’m here for you,’” Long said afterward. “I think it’s a good time for people that look like me to be here for people that are fighting for equality.”

Said Jenkins: “This is a moment in time where he feels the need to kind of take that step and lead, and I appreciate that.”

By the way, Long played college football at the University of Virginia. Guess where that is located? Charlottesville.

Kudos to Chris Long for having the stones to show support for a cause so dear to so many.

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