Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters became the first, and so far only, player in the NFL to sit for the national anthem in the regular season.
Peters, 24, has made two straight Pro Bowls, and was a First Team All-Pro last season.
Peters was the only player to protest the anthem for the NFL’s inaugural regular season tilt. No other Chief, and not a single New England Patriots player, sat or protested the national anthem.
Peters also showed off his cleats prior to the game. They were emblazoned with a message meant to promote social activism.
Of course, the New England Patriots wasted little time in punching Marcus Peters and his defensive unit in the face to start the game.
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The Patriots marched down the field before newly acquired running back Mike Gillislee punched in a running touchdown, giving the Pats a 7-0 lead just three minutes into the game.