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Letters to the editor: Seahawks’ Michael Bennett makes crucial statement

Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, left, sits during the singing of the national anthem as center Justin Britt stands next to him before Friday’s preseason game against Kansas City. (Elaine Thompson / AP)
Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, left, sits during the singing of the national anthem as center Justin Britt stands next to him before Friday’s preseason game against Kansas City. (Elaine Thompson / AP)

Bennett makes important statement

As I watched the Seattle Seahawks’ game on Aug. 18, I saw Michael Bennett take a seat during the national anthem. Also standing by him was Justin Britt and Thomas Lane. I salute them, along with Colin Kaepernick, Doug Baldwin and Marshawn Lynch. In my view, we all should take a seat with regard to what is happening in America, what our government is doing and not doing to its citizens. To stand up for America, maybe we should all sit down.

Burt Shepherd

Spokane Valley

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