Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins uses homemade signs to focus on issues, not Donald Trump
The Eagles' safety got his message across with a series of handwritten signs
Jenkins met with reporters at his locker on Wednesday, but he didn't answer any questions with his words. Instead, Jenkins held up a series of signs that appeared to be handwritten and homemade. The signs seemingly tried to clarify what the players have been protesting over the past couple seasons.
When a reporter asked if he was going to say anything today, Jenkins held up a sign that said, "You aren't listening."
Another sign said, "Chris Long gave his entire year's salary to educational initiatives." ( )
Another said, "Colin Kaepernick gave $1 million to charity." ( )
There were more.
You Aren’t Listening! pic.twitter.com/5ti8HU2Cq0— Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) June 6, 2018
You Aren’t Listening! pic.twitter.com/41llVxwDEq— Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) June 6, 2018
Jenkins, who has been a member of the Eagles since 2014 and has long been a critic of Trump, Jenkins stopped raising his fist near the end of the 2017 season after the NFL pledged to donate $89 million to charities related to the issues that were being raised by the protesting players.that , and joined Kaepernick's protest against racial injustice. While Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem as his form of protest, . Eventually,
After the Eagles won the Super Bowl in February, Jenkins said he would not attend the Eagles' celebratory visit to the White House.
In May, the Eagles and the White House fewer than 10 players planned to visit the White House. On Monday night, via a statement released by the White House, which marked the second time in less than a year that Trump has rescinded a White House invitation for a professional sports team after ., June 5. According to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo,
"Nothing is going to be able to tear this locker room apart," he said, per Garafolo.
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