Denver Broncos plan to stand together for national anthem

Broncos will stand during anthem starting Sunday

Broncos will stand during anthem starting Sunday

If you're an NFL fan who wants the focus to shift from the national anthem demonstrations to actual football, the Denver Broncos are the team for you.

In a joint statement, the 52-member squad said their actions last week were "in no way a protest of the military, the flag or those who keep us safe". The council includes linebacker Brandon Marshall, who is known for kneeling previous year and using the platform to spur change with the Denver Police Department.

The Denver Broncos will "stand together" during the national anthem starting this week, when the team faces the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

Broncos head coach Joseph Vance and general manager John Elway expressed that they preferred politics be separate from games following last week's fixture.

"We had a meeting yesterday after practice and we chose to stand as a team", Denver coach Vance Joseph said.

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"Last week, members of our team joined their brothers around the National Football League in a powerful display of unity", the players said. "As controversial as it appeared, we needed to show our collective strength and resolve", the Broncos said. So the Broncos turned to a good ol' vote to make their decision, the goal being to come up with a final decision for everyone.

"Had a meeting [Wednesday] after practice. they wanted a statement of what they were doing", Joseph said. "We have not forced these guys to stand". And that's what they've done. "Moving forward it's about our team playing football, and that's what it's really about".

"It was making this whole issue confusing to the fans, to the military, to the players, to the coaches".

Joseph added that it is important for all involved to get into the community to "make true change".

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