Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins has long been outspoken about social issues in the United States, not hesitating to speak out about issues outside of the football field.
That continued on Thursday night in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
Jenkins took the field ahead of the Eagles’ preseason game against the New England Patriots on Thursday night at Gillette Stadium wearing a shirt that said “You Aren’t Listening.”
Malcolm Jenkins taking the field at Gillette. Notice the shirt pic.twitter.com/qzRSAH1EIk
— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) August 16, 2018
In June, when the Philadelphia Eagles were uninvited from the White House by president Donald Trump after their Super Bowl win, Jenkins held up multiple, pre-written poster board signs instead of answering questions when being interviewed by reporters.
One of the most famous one read, “You Aren’t Listening.”
Other signs he held up listed facts, like:
- “Colin Kaepernick gave $1 million to charity.”
- “Chris Long gave his entire year’s salary to educational initiatives.”
- “Nearly 200,000 juveniles enter the adult criminal justice system each year, most for non-violent crimes.”
Jenkins’ shirt on Thursday night sent a message to critics of the NFL players who have been kneeling during the national anthem, likely in an effort to remind them what the protest is about in the first place.
Jenkins raised a fist and stood during the national anthem for the Eagles’ first preseason game this year. On Thursday night, Jenkins stood in the tunnel during the anthem.
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