Packers' Martellus Bennett protests national anthem with raised fist

Player shows solidarity with brother
Bennett protests anthem with raised fist
Bennett protests anthem with raised fist
Bennett protests anthem with raised fist
Posted at 8:32 PM, Sep 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-17 23:35:14-04

In the light of his brother's case involving alleged racial profiling, a Packers tight end made a protest for the second consecutive week during the national anthem.

Packers tight end Martellus Bennett raised a fist with a black glove during the national anthem before the Packers-Atlanta Falcons game Sunday night in Atlanta. It's a similar gesture to the 1968 Olympic protest where Tommie Smith and John Carlos, two American sprinters, used that exact gesture during an anthem ceremony.

He and brother Michael Bennett of the Seattle Seahawks held simultaneous separate protests during the Packers-Seahawks game last week.

It comes in the wake of when Michael was detained by Las Vegas Police in August during an incident where guns were drawn against him. Michael says he had complete innocence. He maintains he was being treated unfairly because he is black.

Michael claims a police officer told him officers were going to "blow his f***ing head off."