John Harbaugh and Adam Jones have already weighed in on 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s continued national anthem protest. And now a Baltimore City Councilman has brought a version of the protest to City Hall.
Councilman Brandon Scott wore a Kaepernick jersey to Monday’s meeting and recited the Pledge of Allegiance with his hands held behind his back and his head bowed, according to WBAL.
Scott explained his gesture as a way to show “these young people […] that folks are standing with them.”
“There are many folks who think that we have a perfect union,” Scott told WBAL. “No. We don’t have a perfect union. The hope is that we have a more perfect union, and we know that we have so many more things to work on to make that true.”
Scott is known for being outspoken on issues of racial injustice in Baltimore. Following the protests and riots over the death of Freddie Gray, Scott got a few words in edgewise about the post-unrest spike in violent crime on Sean Hannity’s show and gave Anderson Cooper his perspective on what Baltimore needs to do to heal.