Michael Bennett salutes Tommie Smith and John Carlos after sack

The Seattle Seahawks’ Michael Bennett saluted Tommie Smith and John Carlos after his sack against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

Smith and Carlos made the famous Black Power salute at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, center, is joined by teammates Thomas Rawls, left, and Justin Britt, as he sits during the singing of the national anthem. (AP)

Some fans in the streets of Seattle expressed support for Bennett, as well as Colin Kaepernick, who began a movement of protest across sports in drawing attention to police brutality toward minorities in America.  One of those fans was Bennett’s younger brother Reshaud, who spoke at a Black Lives Matter rally Sunday afternoon, according to a Seattle Times report.


Bennett, who began protesting this preseason, had a highly publicized run-in with the Las Vegas Police Department, an incident that’s still under investigation.

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