Two of the New Orleans Saints’ most vocal veteran leaders supported other players around the league for using their "platform" to shed light on inequality in America, though it's unclear if any Saints players will join in with the recent national anthem protests around the league.

Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro is one who might consider joining the likes of Colin Mark Ingram Jerseys Kaepernick, Marshawn Lynch and Michael Bennett in sitting or kneeling during the national anthem. Michael Thomas Jerseys Vaccaro has increasingly voiced his support for their cause on social media, saying this summer that he understands even more why Kaepernick felt the need to "wake people up" and that he appreciates where he is coming from as someone of mixed race.

"We need to use our platform to help our situation, not be quiet. Willie Snead Jerseys C'mon bro, it's bigger than football," Vaccaro wrote Monday.

However, outspoken players like Vaccaro and running back Mark Ingram also chose not to separate themselves from the rest of their teammates with individual displays last year -- which was partly why the team opted to come up with a powerful display Brandin Cooks Jerseys of unity with their rival Atlanta Falcons on ESPN’s "Monday Night Football" during Week 3 of last season. The teams joined hands in a circle on the middle of the field following the anthem in that game. Saints veteran offensive tackle and union representative Zach Strief said the team has not discussed whether any players might consider any form of anthem protests or displays of unity this summer. Strief said the anthem is not the forum he would use, but he strongly supports the message of players who are pushing for equality and praised them for using their platform to do so.

"I think the reality is we have a platform. And guys using the platform I think is good. Drew Brees Jerseys That's part of what makes this country great is the ability to use your situation for good," Strief said. "And guys have different feelings on what is good and what is bad and there's always gonna be disagreements in that. And again, that's what's great about America is you can have that disagreement.

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1. Жизнь лишь одна дана нам в этом мире,

И быстро эта жизнь течет к концу;

Жизнь лишь одна, чтоб славить ею Бога

И на служенье все отдать Творцу!

Все, что Он дал, Ему пусть возвратится,
Силы и время, сердце все вполне,

О мой Господь, жизнь за меня отдавший,

Как не отдать мне жизнь мою Тебе!

Припев: Жизнь лишь одна - как быстро пролетит!

Лишь то, что Божье, вечно устоит.

2. Жизнь лишь одна, зачем стоите праздно?

Слышите глас: зовет Учитель вас;

Тысячи благости Его не знают,

Тысячи молят: "Пожалейте нас".

Вставайте все, вставайте на работу,

Скоро минует краткий день труда,

Вставай и ты, проживший жизнь напрасно, -

Как постоишь пред Богом в день суда?

3. Жизнь лишь одна, - Тебе ее вручаю,

Пошли меня - Тебе, Господь, скажу;

Весть о спасенье братьям понесу я,

На кровь Твою святую укажу.

Все, все возьми, Господь мой, на служенье -

Лишь бы других от гибели спасти,

Одобришь Ты, в том вся моя награда
В радость Твою на небе дашь войти.

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