Cleveland Browns Players Kneel During National Anthem

Members of the Cleveland Browns kneel during the national anthem before an NFL preseason football game between the New York Giants and the Cleveland Browns, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

A number of Cleveland Browns turned heads before their Monday night preseason game against the New York Giants at FirstEnergy Stadium. As Jordan Zirm of Bleacher Report and Complex captured, a large portion of the team knelt during the national anthem.


Many had their backs to the field: According to Mary Kay Cabot of, Jamie Collins, Duke Johnson, Seth DeValve, Kenny Britt and Ricardo Louis were among the players kneeling before the game. DeValve is the first white player to kneel during the anthem.