The Houston Texans are playing in Seattle this afternoon. A major protest was expected from the team after team owner Bob McNair was quoted by ESPN writers as saying in an owners meeting that “We can’t have inmates running the prison.”
Here are the results of said protest:
It should be noted that it was not every player kneeling, but it was definitely most of them:
It certainly isn’t every day you see 80% or more of a team protesting its owner; the players clearly were not swayed by McNair’s apology or non-believable follow-up statement that he was talking about league office employees, not NFL players.
As an aside, it’d be fascinating if a reporter could get JJ Watt’s opinion on all the events surrounding his team these past few days.