The New York Giants made their stance on the national anthem very clear Saturday afternoon against the New York Jets.
Tara Sullivan of The Record tweeted out a photo of the players before the game perfectly lined up during the national anthem.
Pretty deliberate sideline for the Giants during the anthem tonight. All players and staff standing. pic.twitter.com/5iqUJp4eqQ
— tara sullivan (@Record_Tara) August 27, 2016
The national anthem before football games became a major issue after after San Fransisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for it because he believes minorities are oppressed. (RELATED:
New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz also had some words of advice for Kaepernick.
“I think, personally, the flag is the flag. Regardless of how you feel about the things that are going on in America today and the things that are going on across the world with gun violence and things like that. You’ve got to respect the flag and stand up with your teammates. It’s bigger than just you, in my opinion. I think you go up there. You’re with your team, and you pledge your allegiance to the flag and the national anthem as a team, and then you go about your business, whatever your beliefs are,” Cruz stated in part.
Kaepernick might not like the national anthem, but there’s clearly no doubt that the Giants players and staff support it.