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Doug Baldwin says Seahawks will unite in memory of 9/11 during national anthem

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Following Colin Kaepernick's decision to sit during the national anthem during the preseason due to social injustice against African-Americans and other minorities in the United States, one of the biggest talking points towards the first game of the 2016 season has been how many other players will join him in protest on the opening day of the new campaign.

The Seattle Seahawks stated earlier this week that they had something special planned for the pregame ceremony and today they have announced what they will do for the national anthem this Sunday prior to their opening game of the season against the Miami Dolphins.

In a video on his official Twitter account, wide receiver Doug Baldwin has revealed the Seahawks will stand in unity this weekend on the 15th anniversary of 9/11, with their arms interlocked with one another.


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In the video you can watch further down this article, Baldwin said: “"We are a team comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds. And as a team, we have chosen to stand and interlock arms in unity.

“We honor those who have fought for the freedom we cherish. And we stand to ensure that the riches of freedom, and the security of justice for all people. Progress can and will be made only if we stand together."

Previously, Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane did sit during the national anthem prior to Seattle's final preseason game against the Raiders in support of Kaepernick. His fellow teammates did support his decision to protest, but we'll have to wait and see if he does this once more on Sunday. 

Now with their national anthem plans revealed, it will be interesting to see if any other teams join them in this style of unity or something else entirely, or if more players join with Kaepernick by sitting or kneeling during the pregame proceedings. 

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