Ray Lewis fans take action after petition to remove statue surfaces
BALTIMORE, Md (WBFF) —
Ray Lewis fans are expected to come together Saturday afternoon in support of the former Ravens' player after a petition to take down his iconic statue surfaced.
Thousands of people have signed the petition to get the statue removed after he dropped to two knees with his former team during the playing of the National Anthem before the Ravens' game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London.
The below statement is posted on change.org where more than 70,000 people have signed for the removal.
I want the Ray Lewis statue at Ravens Stadium removed because of his refusal to stand during the National Anthem. That song honors our country and our veterans who fought for it. To kneel during it is disrespectful, regardless of what you are protesting. I will not stand for that kind of disrespect towards our country, especially from a legend such as Ray Lewis. You stand for the National Anthem as a salute to those who can't stand because they fought for this land.
Ray Lewis supporters are expected to be infront of the statue Saturday at 2 p.m. on Hamburg Street.