Eagles plan to protest national anthem Monday night

Aug 27, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles Ryan Mathews (24) and Kenjon Barner (34) during the National Anthem before the start of their game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 27, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles Ryan Mathews (24) and Kenjon Barner (34) during the National Anthem before the start of their game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Philadelphia Eagles are planning to protest the national anthem before their game on Monday night.

Colin Kaepernick got the world talking when he decided to sit during the national anthem before a preseason game. He stated that it was to take a stand against racial profiling in the United States. Ever since, many have joined Kaepernick in his protest by taking a knee during the anthem before games.

Many players on the Dolphins did so last week and according to Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins via SportsRadio 94 WIP, they plan to do the same thing.

“Last week, we talked about doing some stuff, but we wanted to make sure that we didn’t do anything to take away from the families that suffered from 9/11,” Jenkins told ESPN. “We didn’t want to mess with that day, so we left last week alone. But moving forward, I’m sure there will be guys that will probably join in.”

He went on to explain the reasoning behind the protests.

“For me, it has nothing to do with this country or the flag or the anthem in itself,” Jenkins explained. “Really it’s just to continue to push forward the conversation about social injustice, and that’s a range of things from police brutality to wages and job opportunities, education.”

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The Eagles plan to take a new approach to protest this week. But according to Jenkins they are not sure what to do.

“I’m not sure,” Jenkins said when asked about their protest plan was. “I still want to talk to some of my teammates.”

Jenkins made it clear that he has talked to head coach Doug Pederson about this. It will be interesting to watch how the Eagles execute their plan and what players have to say about it after the conclusion of the game.

The Eagles face the Bears in Chicago on Monday Night Football.