Friday morning the mayor of DuPont announced that the 3rd annual Seahawks rally was to be cancelled due to the threats delivered by the Seahawks.
On Friday morning the mayor of DuPont announced that the 3rd annual Seahawks rally was to be cancelled due to threats made by the Seahawks themselves. The Seahawks had threatened to protest during the national anthem on the 15th anniversary of the Terror attack committed on the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. They said they were going to protest by taking a knee / sitting just like Kaepernick (A NFL Football player) had some 2 weeks ago.
This issue has caused large controversy among news outlets, the online community, and the NFL community who threatened to boycott the NFL this Sunday. The mayor of DuPont disagreed with the whole thing and cancelled the Seahawks rally.
The mayor (Courts) said when he saw Kaeperncik doing it: "I was personally offended," He then later released a statement to the Seattle Times saying that he could not support an event honoring "53 millionaires planning to publicly dishonor the American flag." This statement has resulted in a lot of relief being pushed his way from the NFL Community.
The Seahawks owner member (Baldwin) had other things to say when he heard what had happened: "I don’t know who did (call it a protest), but we never said there was a protest. We never said we were kneeling, we never said we weren’t kneeling. We just said we were having a discussion. I want to be clear about that — we just said we were having a discussion."
After an interview over-the-phone the coach still refused to express what their plans were, many believe that they had definite intentions to dishonor the flag on Sunday but might now back off due to the mayors actions.
Story written by: Blake Gillman