Sunday, October 2, 2022

‘They Wonder Why We Take the Stances We Take’: NFL’s Brandon Marshall Posts Racist Letter he Received

Brandon Marshall kneels during the national anthem before the game against the Carolina Panthers Thursday Sept. 8, 2016. (Photo: KDVR)
Brandon Marshall kneels during the national anthem before the game against the Carolina Panthers Thursday Sept. 8, 2016.

*Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall  who followed Colin Kaepernick’s lead in taking a knee during the national anthem to protest America’s racism and inequality – shared on Instagram Friday a vile, racist letter that ironically speaks to his reason for protesting.

“The hatred by some against people of color is one of the reasons we are where we’re at in the world today, and they wonder why we feel the way we do and take the stances that we take. I received this letter at work,” Marshall captioned the photo, which shows the letter that he received at the team’s facility.

Read the letter below:

Marshall shared the letter days after Giants fullback Nikita Whitlock’s home in New Jersey was vandalized with racist graffiti during a break-in.

The messages left behind included swastikas and the word “Trump” written on the walls of his home, which prompted his teammate Victor Cruz to speak out on Thursday, tying the resurgence of overtly racist acts on President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric.

 

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