The more patriotic Seahawks fans have become alarmed over the possibility of the players pulling some stunt during the anthem that disrespects America and its patriots. But there seems little reason to worry.
Nate Boyer, the most well-known patriot to have played with these Seahawks, says Doug Baldwin and his band of socially conscientious teammates are planning something much more honorable Sunday before they play the Dolphins.
Boyer, a Green Beret veteran who was with the Hawks in camp last year, told FoxSportsRadio (via The Seattle Times): “I spoke with the players, and they realize that 9/11 is a very important day in our nation’s history. The Seahawks, and probably every team, will be honoring those who serve in camouflage and also those in blue who served on such a difficult day.
“Shortly after 9/11 our country seemed more unified than I had ever experienced and was the most unified it has been since I have been alive. Since that date, we have grown farther apart in our unity. Standing together this Sunday is key to making progress. What the team will do is a powerful sign of unification.”
We’re not getting worked up about any of this anthem nonsense; but, for those who are, it sounds like there is no reason to be worried Sunday. And these young guys just might make the super patriots in the crowd real proud. We shall see …