Before Sunday’s game with the San Diego Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs player Marcus Peters raised his fist to protest police brutality.
After staging a comeback to defeat the Chargers 33-27, Peters tells media members why he protested in a post-game news conference.
The cornerback states that he stands with San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick because he supports his stance against injustice.
“I love being Black. And I’m supporting Colin for raising awareness to the justice system,” Peters starts. “I didn’t mean anything about it. [Also,] I locked arms with my teammates.”
Peters tells reporters that he is trying to solve injustice in his community.
However, he vents his frustration about the constant hounding.
“Are you all going to come help us when we are out here educating these kids, trying to eliminate this problem?”