Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall became the first NFL player to kneel during the National Anthem before a regular-season game, joining former teammate Colin Kaepernick’s protest of systematic racism.
The camera lingered on Marshall’s silent protest at the start of the NFL season opener, pitting his defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos against the runner-up Carolina Panthers.
And Twitter racists lost their damn minds.
@BMarshh54 stand up u POS, hope u get what u deserve. Someone needs to put one in your earhole. u fn scumbag.
— JBCuster (@jbcuster61) September 9, 2016
@BMarshh54 poor little oppressed millionaire. Well done
— David (@forestparkdavid) September 9, 2016
— c (@socalcountry08) September 9, 2016
— xxEAGLE-EYESxx (@slikballa26) September 9, 2016
@BMarshh54 Stand for the flag or leave our country
— Chloe Scott (@choloscott) September 9, 2016
— KaaschMoney (@KaaschMoney) September 9, 2016
I bet you will call the police if your family was in danger. Get out of this country and take your butt buddy with you
— Bob Diggers (@BobDiggers) September 9, 2016
— Billy (@YouAndMcgregor) September 9, 2016
— Andrew Lawrence (@ALawrenceRivals) September 9, 2016
— KTM GUY!! (@dual_sport500) September 9, 2016