Libs have a second new hero to worship.
Philadelphia Eagles rookie linebacker Myke Tavarres has decided to join Colin Kaepernick in sitting out the national anthem.
Speaking to ESPN on Monday, Tavarres said he almost sat during the anthem ceremony preceding Saturday night’s game against the Colts in Indianapolis, and he plans to follow through when the Eagles host the New York Jets in their preseason finale Thursday night.
“Oh, I thought about it. Believe me, I definitely thought about it,” Tavarres said of sitting Saturday night. “And usually I’m front and center on the line with the rest of the guys, and that’s since pre-K all the way up. Saturday’s game, I stepped back, I was in the background, and it didn’t feel right to me at all, and so I will be taking a stand — or sitting down — for the fourth game.”
Kaepernick has created a national conversation for opting not to stand for “The Star Spangled Banner” this preseason because of his views on the country’s treatment of racial minorities.
Update: Sounds more like his agent backed down for him. The Eagles play on Thursday so we’ll see.
(Metro) – Eagles Monday, Eagles undrafted free agent Myke Tavarres made headlines when he told ESPN that he planned to join 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in protest of the way the United States treats minorities and refuse to stand during the national anthem before Thursday’s fourth preseason game.
But later Monday, according to ESPN, his agent interjected to stop the protest.
“He plans on standing for the National Anthem,” Tavarres’ agent, Corey Williams, said in a statement Monday. “Myke does not want to be a distraction to the Philadelphia Eagles organization. Myke’s goal is and will always be to make the Eagles 53-man roster and help the team win a Super Bowl.”
Whether or not Tavarres will adhere to the updated statement given by his agent when the players take the field against the Jets at Lincoln Financial Field Thursday night is still an unknown — but it sounds like the player is at least being told he should be prioritizing football and not politics at this time.