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.
Woah. A ton of Browns kneeling during the national anthem here pic.twitter.com/Qv6qSPs6kX
— Jordan Zirm (@clevezirm) August 22, 2017
Many had their backs to the field: According to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, 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.