Dwayne Allen explains why he kneeled during anthem


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Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Former Clemson standout Dwayne Allen had a catch for nine yards in the 26-23 loss against the Houston Texas on Sunday.

However, most people were not talking about his performance on the field, but instead social media followers were bashing him publicly when he was shown on national television kneeling on the sidelines during the national anthem.

Some of the tweets he received included:

"Had a lot of respect for @Dallen83 until I saw that crap. You're not a hero for being on your knee."
"You are a total disgrace to America."
"Only a glory seeking punk brings his politics to the stadium. I'll bet my wife and I do more for poor black children that does he."
"You're a disgusting person & disgrace to all vets who died for us or came home badly disfigured. Your coach should insist U B gone."


NBC announcer Al Michaels didn't help things when he called out Allen as an anthem protester instead of researching that Allen has always kneeled during football games.

Allen responded on Tuesday to all of the criticism that he was receiving for kneeling during the national anthem.

"For every game of my career, I have taken a knee toward the end of our anthem," Allen said via Colts.com, "to say a prayer for every man that steps on the field. Because of recent events, I explain to you why I'm kneeling on the field. After reviewing some of the comments over the social media platforms, I realize sometimes a few will spoil the bunch. It was a vast majority that was expressing words of hate. Not love. Not devotion. And not pride for our great nation. What I want most is for this world to be a better place for everyone who lives in it, for this country to be a better America for everyone that lives in it. And for those reasons, I’ll continue to kneel, and I’ll continue to pray. I love this country. I love everyone that lives in it. Go Colts."

Allen has 18 receptions for 192 yards and two touchdowns this season. For his career, he has 109 receptions for 1,237 yards and 15 touchdowns.

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Re: FB Update: Dwayne Allen explains why he kneeled during anthem
flanny
If he was doing it for racial equality would you say he is a class act???
CU_Tigers_time®
Re: If he was doing it for racial equality would you say he is a class act???
D_843
NO, It is Not the Same!
marklee
Re: FB Update: Dwayne Allen explains why he kneeled during anthem
littledenny37
You mean Hopkins
ancientorange
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deroberts
Re: FB Update: Dwayne Allen explains why he kneeled during anthem
tgre
Agreed, if only USA was communist country. Then no one would be able to take a knee.
CU_Tigers_time®
Al Michaels needs to be more responsible with his comments.
truthorlou
Yea, and maybe a public apology since he seems to use his
SOLOS®
Re: Al Michaels needs to be more responsible with his comments.
Rally119
He was probably told to point it out by the producer
PenthouseTiger
Re: FB Update: Dwayne Allen explains why he kneeled during anthem
Moosehead
It's already
6tiger9®
He shouldn't have to explain. And it shouldn't matter why...
STERLING®
Exactly!***
tejadatiger
Agree, 100%***
tigersbite®
He didn't have to explain why
MSTiger02®
Perfect example of misinformation social media***
ColaTownTiger
Dwayne Allen Unsportsman like Penalty
TigerTripp
Yes he did.
joetigerny
I was about to post the same thing.***
tigerzeye
He doesn't owe anyone an explanation...
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Re: FB Update: Dwayne Allen explains why he kneeled during anthem
MaukaTiger®
Pray after the Anthem is over
jtmansmann
It's his pre game ritual...
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Re: Pray after the Anthem is over
smithha1914
Newsflash***when the anthem says "land of the free "
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tigerinaiken®
They just don't come any better than Dwayne Allen..period!*****
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