Denver Broncos' Brandon Marshall Joins Colin Kaepernick's National Anthem Protest — And Angry Fans Rage Tweet The WRONG Player!
So it should come as no surprise that it came up during last night's NFL season opener between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers.
Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall, who was former college teammates with the SF player, decided to side with Colin and kneel during the anthem in his game!
The protest was started by Kaepernick to help raise awareness for police brutality and social injustice against African-Americans as well as other minorities.
Obviously this caused quite a stir online, but the oddest backlash was when irritated fans tried to take their anger out on Brandon via Twitter — and tweeted the WRONG Brandon Marshall!
See, @BMarshall is a wide receiver on the New York Jets, but many fans didn't stop to double check before tweeting some vitriol! Some of the hate included: