Chris Long Offered A Thought-Provoking Response To The ‘Stick To Sports’ Crowd

08.19.17 10 months ago

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Before a preseason NFL game on Thursday evening, Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Malcolm Jenkins elected to raise his fist over his head during the national anthem. In support of his teammate, Eagles defensive lineman Chris Long placed his hand on Jenkins’ back during the anthem, and when the song was over, the two players exchanged pleasantries before taking to the field.

In the aftermath of the gesture, Long has garnered quite a bit of attention for his choice, and in speaking to ESPN, the veteran said the following about what he did.

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