Some fans boo as Ravens kneel for prayer, stand for anthem
BALTIMORE, Md. (WBFF) -- Sounds of disapproval came from some fans inside M&T Bank Stadium Sunday.
Prior to kick-off against the Pittsburgh Steelers the majority of Ravens’ players took a knee for prayer and then stood for the National Anthem.
Some fans approved of the move.
“If they want to pray that’s fine,” said one fan.
Other fans still left the game. Their own form of protest.
“I went there quiet to see what they did for the National Anthem,” said David Carey, a season ticket holder who decided to leave after the first half. “I was disappointed with their response. I was horribly disappointed in London last week.”
In London last week a number of Ravens players and other players in the NFL took a knee during the National Anthem, following comments from President Trump. It was here the Ravens suffered their first loss of the season.
The Ravens fell again Sunday against the Steelers. The team’s record now 2-2.
“The game didn’t go too well today,” reflected Cordero Riddick, a fan who attended Sunday’s game. “We had some quarterback issues. They started real slow.”
Riddick later added, “They’re professionals. Anything going on outside they can push aside and do better.”Ravens fans booed their team as players took a knee to pray before standing for the national anthem at Sunday's game against the Steelers.