Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Eagles' Coach Would Join Protest

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Eagles' Coach Would Join Protest

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Eagles' coach would join protest

Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson says he would participate if there's a teamwide protest of the national anthem before Monday night's game at Chicago.

Malcolm Jenkins plans to lead teammates in a protest that he says is "not an anti-police thing" during the national anthem. He added they didn't protest before the season opener last week out of respect because it was 9/11.

Pederson said Saturday: "If they want to do something teamwide, I'd definitely be for that. I think it just shows unity and there's no division that way. I think it sends a great message, from our standpoint. We love this country and what it represents and the flag and the national anthem and everything. Listen, we're not perfect, obviously, and for us to stand sort of united that way, I'd be OK for that. …

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