Malcolm Jenkins is a stone cold patriot. Basically, the Philadelphia Eagles cornerback did an entire interview silently— answering questions by holding up signs that illustrated how NFL players are protesting police brutality and racial injustice, NOT disrespecting troops or the flag.
The silent interview was in response to the Philadelphia Eagles getting disinvited from their traditional White House visit for winning the Super Bowl. Trump’s petty response to getting curved (less than 10 Eagles players reportedly planned to attend) ended up being a joke anyway, and made the NFL look even worse for their cowering to the Comrade In Chief.
But today (June 6), Jenkins put the power of creative protest in display One sign said “YOU AREN’T LISTENING,” another said “Chris Long gave his entire year’s salary to educational initiatives.” Another read, “Colin Kaepernick gave $1 million to charity.”
But perhaps the most powerful sign noting that although African-Americans males make up 8% of the U.S. population, African-Americans males account for 25% of the men shot and killed by the police in 2018.
While we still think the NFL is trash, players who stands up, or kneel, for their beliefs, gives us hope.
Peep the signs and portions of the interview below. Protect Malcolm Jenkins at all costs.