On Monday, Kansas City Chief's cornerback, Marcus Peters, sat out the National Anthem during a game against the Washington Redskins. Many NFL players have continued the protest started by Colin Kaepernick to take a stand against systematic racism and the killing of African-Americans by police forces across the country.
Since Donald Trump took to Twitter and blasted NFL players for sitting out the Anthem, many football fans have become confused about the original intention for taking the knee which was never about the flag or the military.
At the game there was a moment of silence for the victims of the Las Vegas massacre and Peters participated with both teams and the fans.
A twitter user Ryan Saavedra, took to the social media site with what he saw as a disrespectful move by Peters. He wrote:
" Nearly 600 people were shot last night but
@Chiefs player Marcus Peters still thought it was appropriate to sit during the national anthem."
Richie Loco, an actor and writer from Los Angeles set the misinformed man straight in a series of tweets that have gone viral.
Peters showed respect to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting during last night’s moment of silence.— Richie Loco (@Richie_l0c0) October 3, 2017
Him not standing for the anthem has nothing to do with what took place in Vegas. Many of you are saying he should’ve stood to show unity.— Richie Loco (@Richie_l0c0) October 3, 2017
Well how come you guys aren’t interested in showing unity when you hear about all the violence in a city like Chicago?— Richie Loco (@Richie_l0c0) October 3, 2017
Instead of saying let’s unite against violence, you throw what’s happening in Chicago in our face whenever we mention injustice— Richie Loco (@Richie_l0c0) October 3, 2017
I tweet Black Lives Matter and then get replies that say things like well if black lives matter explain Chicago— Richie Loco (@Richie_l0c0) October 3, 2017
I live in Cali and I’ve been to Chicago once and never killed anybody but to some of you I’m to blame too because I’m black— Richie Loco (@Richie_l0c0) October 3, 2017
I don’t agree with senseless violence whether it happens in Chicago, Vegas, or any other part of the world.— Richie Loco (@Richie_l0c0) October 3, 2017
Me supporting Peters decision to sit during the national anthem doesn’t mean I don’t care for the victims of the Vegas shooting.— Richie Loco (@Richie_l0c0) October 3, 2017
For a lot you its not about violence, you wanted Peters to stand not for unity but because dealing with racism makes you uncomfortable— Richie Loco (@Richie_l0c0) October 3, 2017
Well I hope you are extremely uncomfortable because this isn’t going to go away, so let’s not make the anthem about what happened in Vegas.— Richie Loco (@Richie_l0c0) October 3, 2017
He’s sitting for social injustice. Nothing to do with last night or to disrespect the victims— P I N S O N🇨🇱 (@iamKingp) October 3, 2017
Mass murder is 'the price of freedom' but sitting/kneeling during the anthem is unacceptable— James (@JamesW1906) October 3, 2017
Why do white ppl find something wrong with everything black ppl do to combat the racism we face everyday 🤔— Danyezzy 🤙🏽 (@marvin_daughter) October 3, 2017
The same people who are kneeling are people who feel as tho the country is not doing its part in protecting black lives as well as others.— Authenticity (@Epic_KeSha) October 4, 2017
Blacks in this country cannot win. Black man shot and often the response is "what about black on black crime?"— Blue Dolla (@LadyHipp0) October 3, 2017
That response always gets me. Like they even care about black on black shootings. B.S. concern.— Carol Morin (@sporky90029) October 3, 2017
Black cop kills a white man, we can't say "what about white on white crime". The black crime argument is an excuse, and a weak one at that.— Dominator Beats (@IChewsYou90) October 3, 2017