Washington Trainer Ron Rivera met along with his 5 participant captains on Thursday about protesting throughout the nationwide anthem and planed to open the dialogue to the total crew on Friday. “I mentioned, ‘This needs to be about respecting every different’s selection of what to do,’” Rivera mentioned Thursday. “I feel that’s an important factor.”
A few 30 minutes ahead of kickoff, Washington and Philadelphia gamers covered up and locked hands at the box in a pregame second of harmony. A digital efficiency of “Carry Each Voice and Sing,” often referred to as the Black nationwide anthem, adopted. The Eagles then headed to their locker room whilst Washington’s gamers took a knee at the house sideline because the names of sufferers of violence scrolled at the stadium’s video forums.