This week Time Magazine revealed that millennials are in love with the phrase “hold my avocado.” It’s their new catch phrase they use to show off. Avocados have been around for decades, but it’s proof that these freeloading millennials won’t care about anything unless there’s avocado on it. Let’s make them care about sports.
Malcolm Jenkins was one of the players who joined Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest during the 2016 season. He told ESPN on Aug. 10 that he would continue his protest into this season.
“Last season, I raised my fist as a sign of solidarity to support people, especially people of color, who were and are still unjustly losing their lives at the hands of officers with little to no consequence,” he said. “After spending time with police officers on ride-alongs, meeting with politicians on the state and federal level and grassroots organizations fighting for human rights, it’s clear that our criminal justice system is still crippling communities of color through mass incarceration.”
Jenkins concluded with, “I want to challenge those who stay silent to be courageous and use your platforms to become part of the solution. God bless.”
So far the preseason has shown that national anthem protests are here to stay, and Long’s support for Jenkins has already inspired others. On Friday night, Seahawks center Justin Britt put his arm on teammate Michael Bennett while Bennett sat during the national anthem.