Seahawks will stand and interlock arms during national anthem

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Seahawks will interlock arms during national anthem
Saturday September 10th, 2016

During the national anthem before Sunday’s season opener, the Seahawks plan to stand as a team and interlock their arms, receiver Doug Baldwin announced Saturday. 

Linebacker Bobby Wagner told the Seattle Times on Thursday that the team was considering making some sort of unified statement. Baldwin tweeted that the team was planning a “demonstration of unity.”

Baldwin elaborated on the plan in a video posted to Twitter on Saturday. 

“We are a team comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds, and as a team we have decided to stand and interlock arms in unity,” Baldwin said. “We honor those who have fought for the freedom we cherish. And we stand to ensure the riches of freedom and the security of justice for all people. Progress can and will be made only if we stand together.”

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Several athletes have joined in protesting the national anthem after 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began sitting during the anthem last month. Seahawks defensive back Jeremy Lane sat during the anthem before Seattle’s preseason finale.

Seattle will host the Miami Dolphins at 4:05 E.T.

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