In light of the horrific massacre that took place in Las Vegas Sunday evening, resulting in the death of 59 people and more than 500 injured, the NFL reversed its decision to not air the national anthem during games and the anthem was played during Monday Night Football.
And, despite everything that ensued the day before, multiple players for the Kansas City Chiefs still decided to protest during the anthem before Monday night’s game against the Washington Redskins, The Washington Post writes.
While kneeling was a controversial issue prior to the shooting, many felt disgusted over the fact players would kneel after such a sorrowful event.
During the national anthem, Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters and linebacker Ukeme Eligwe remained seated for the anthem, while linebacker Justin Houston knelt.
Many were outraged over the players’ actions, and took to social media to expresses their disapproval:
Marcus Peters – Kansas City Chiefs is the only one that sat tonight during the National Anthem. Tonight of all nights what an ass. Scumbag!!
— Bob Brodkorb (@rdbro1) October 3, 2017
— Brian Anderson ?? (@brianandersonio) October 3, 2017
— Mark (@mtsuneishi) October 3, 2017
This piece of shit from the Kansas City Chiefs Marcus Peters sat for a moment of silence for the Las Vegas victims & the National Anthem. ? pic.twitter.com/UIFxZnOJhf
— ??Chiz ?? (@CChiz5) October 3, 2017
Marcus Peters, cornerback for Kansas City Chiefs, can go fuck himself. There is a time and place to protest. Today is not the day.
— Trichard (@CEOTRS) October 3, 2017
— Ryan Saavedra ?? (@RealSaavedra) October 3, 2017
No amount of wins will outdo the stink of failing to stand.
— Bret Weingart (@kbweingart) October 3, 2017
— Matthew Morrissey (@MattyMorrissey) October 3, 2017
Our prayers go out to all those affected Sunday evening.