Texans’ roster racially split on protest

Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images /

The Houston Texans’ roster was split when it comes to protesting owner Bob McNair and it looks like race may have played a part.

It’s safe to say that Houston Texans’ owner Bob McNair really offended his players after referring to them as “inmates” during an NFL meeting.

As you can see in the photo below, most of the players on the Texans’ roster decided to kneel or sit during the National Anthem, prior to Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Columnist Shaun King reported on Twitter that one player on the Texans told him that the white players wouldn’t be protesting and is racially split in half.

Just like our country right now, NFL teams like the Texans are split on racial issues.

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People who aren’t black may not understand that being referred to as an “inmate” when you’re black is highly insulting given the fact that white racists have often called them “thugs,” “criminals,” and  other degrading terms in order to put them down over the years.

The good thing about NFL teams, is that players typically respect each others beliefs, so something like this shouldn’t cause any issues within the Texans’ locker room.

The most important thing right now is that the Texans are able to come together as a team and compete for an AFC South title as well as a playoff appearance while also being able to voice their concerns within the NFL and our country.

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