On Monday night, following the deadliest shooting in United States history, two Kansas City Chiefs sat during the national anthem. With there being so much backlash following the protests of last week there was a lot of hope for a reduced amount of kneeling. Sponsors have already began dropping the NFL. There was some panic among NFL owners regarding the issue.
There were only two players on either team who chose to sit during the anthem. Those two players were cornerback Marcus Peters and linebacker Ukeme Eligwe.
Two Chiefs, Marcus Peters and Ukeme Eligwe, sitting during national anthem.
— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) October 3, 2017
There was no vide of Eligwe, but there is a video of Peters sitting during The Star-Spangled Banner.
Check out the video.
As expected, NFL fans were disgusted by the actions of Peters. They took to social media to voice their displeasure over Peters’ actions.
There’s a 101% Marcus Peters doesn’t know what he’s sitting for. FYI this is the same guy who got kicked off his college team.
— Dakota Truitt (@TruittBoyy) October 3, 2017
On a day of tragedy when everyone should come together, Marcus Peters still acts like a piece of shit and sits for the anthem. Smh
— NVP (@Nick_Prav21) October 3, 2017
Marcus Peters congrats on being a piece of shit
— Jcue1002 (@jcue1002) October 3, 2017
Fuck you, Marcus Peters. Can’t even kneel, ok you piece of shit.
— Help Wanted. (@therichturpin) October 3, 2017
fuck marcus peters 59 dead in vegas & this piece of shit still sits on the anthem such bull.
— Fire denny (@FireDennyGuy) October 3, 2017
Not on this night Marcus Peters…
— Michael Davis (@PowerLinem4n) October 3, 2017
Real classy Marcus Peters sitting during the anthem after a national tragedy. What a joke.
— Chung (@chung_cr) October 3, 2017
No matter how angry kneeling during the anthem makes their fans, there are still NFL players who will do it.