Seattle Seahawks defensive finish Michael Bennett sat on the along with during the national anthem before the groups game at the Los Angeles Chargers upon Sunday night.
The rest of the Seahawks ongoing last seasons ritual, linking hands during the anthem.
Bennett ties former teammate Marshawn Lynch, who also sat on the bench throughout the anthem preceding his first online game with the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
Bennett, who is writing an e book called Things That Create White People Uncomfortable, has often been outspoken on social problems.
I believe people were so caught up in the banner that they forgot about the message associated with social injustice, he said final season.