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Colts players plan to make ‘bold statement’ during national anthem

A number of NFL teams appear to be looking to send a message before their Week 1 games kick off, and the Colts may be very direct in terms of how they do that.

It’s possible that the Colts won’t even come out of the locker room, or maybe they will, but will coordinate an action using their entire team, to show they’re united in terms of their social justice beliefs.

Whatever the team ends up doing before, during and after the national anthem is played on Sunday, when they take the field to square off against the Jaguars, a clear message will be sent. Colts linebacker Darius Leonard recently said the team will make a “bold statement” to show unity during the anthem.

It will be interesting to see what the Colts elect to do. Colin Kaepernick kneeling roughly four years ago had a major impact, but now teams are apparently going to be a lot more direct in terms of how they voice their opinions about social injustice and police brutality.