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Look: Kc Star Sits For Anthem, Patriots Give Him The Perfect Response

Kansas City Chiefs’ star sits for anthem during season opener

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.

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.

Many consider Peters and linebacker Justin Houston as the two best players on the defense and two of the leaders of that unit.

That momentum carried over for the Patriots into their first defensive possession when they forced Kansas City running back Kareem Hunt’s first career fumble.

It was an inauspicious start for the Chiefs — both before and during their first regular season game.

However, Kansas City managed to stop New England on a fourth-down attempt deep in Chiefs territory and marched 90 yards for a touchdown that tied the game at 7-7 with three minutes left in the opening quarter.

Each team was able to score again before the half. The Patriots lead the Chiefs 17-14 at halftime.

 

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