Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield was very adamant Saturday about wanting to kneel during the national anthem, a protest against racial injustice in America, for the upcoming NFL season.
When an Instagram user commented on a post from Mayfield "Please tell Browns fans you're not going to be kneeling this season," the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner responded, "Pull your head out. I absolutely am."
Browns’ QB Baker Mayfield responding to a fan on IG: pic.twitter.com/JCgvE4EmlW— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 13, 2020
Mayfield joins former Sooner running back Adrian Peterson, who said on June 5 he will "without a doubt" take a knee before games this season.
Former Sooner wide receiver Kenny Stills started kneeling before games when NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick started kneeling, which was a catalyst for the movement — for protesting against racial inequality and mistreatment from American law enforcement — all over the NFL.