Several Redskins players ran onto the field last night at the start of Washington’s second preseason game with their hands up in tribute of Michael Brown and in support of the protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.
The tribute seems to have been led by a group of the Redskins defensive backs, as Brandon Meriweather, David Amerson, and Ryan Clark were the first to come out of the tunnel with their hands up.
Merriweather had this to say about the act of solidarity, via USA TODAY Sports:
“We just wanted everybody to know that we support Michael and acknowledge what happened in Ferguson, crazy things happen every day in this world.
And Clark echoed that sentiment, expressing concern that it could happen to anybody:
“That could have been any one of us,” said free safety Ryan Clark. “That could have been any one of our brothers, our cousins… When you get an opportunity to make a statement, and be more than a football player, it’s good.”
It was a small gesture from the Redskins players in the grand scheme of things, but it’s nice to see these players show their support for the ongoing situation.
You can see video of some of the players entering the field with the hands up via this Instagram video from user new_rea_era713:
UPDATE: Click here for a better video shot of the players coming out of the tunnel from CSN Washington.