Many players have continued their protests during the NFL games, but the New England Patriots’ Matthew Slater believes that all the players from his team will stand during the national anthem.
“As you saw during the first preseason game, we all stood,” Slater told WEEI. “I think that as a team, we feel like that’s the best thing for us to do, and I think you can look for more of that moving forward.”
“I wouldn’t say I’m frustrated. I think that it is a very difficult issue,” Slater continued. “I think people on both sides of the aisle feel very strongly about it, and I’m hoping we can reach an agreement where everyone feels respected, everyone feels heard and we’re doing the right thing for everyone. In an ideal world, that’s what you have.”
Slater and his teammates are not the only ones that share the same decision. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott stated that he is never going to protest the national anthem, but he received a lot of criticism.
“I made my statements, I meant what I said. I feel strongly about what I said. It is what it is,” he said.