There has been a lot of discussion, and a lot of anger from some, over professional sports athletes, many of them from the National Football League, using pregame national anthem ceremonies as vehicles of protest, most notably by sitting or kneeling during the ceremony.
During an anthem ceremony yesterday at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, WA, prior to the NFL season-opening game between Seattle’s Seahawks and the visiting Miami Dolphins, some members of the Dolphins chose to kneel, while the Seahawks, in a display that had generated a lot of buzz leading up to it around Seattle (and caused one suburban city’s mayor to call off a Seahawks fan rally), locked arms in unison and stood. While the Seahawks’ actions earned relative praise, what the Dolphins’ players did has earned them a shot of criticism from an interesting source: supermodel Kate Upton.
Upton took to social media following the game last night and criticized the Dolphin players for their actions. A total of four players kneeled, according to FOX News, including the team’s new star running back, Arian Foster.
More on what Upton said on Instagram and Twitter here from FOX. The Seahawks won the game 12-10.