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. Вдали от Бога ты, как в море

Заброшенный грозою челн;

Когда настигнут волны горя,
 Бессилен и смятенья полн.

Вдали от Бога, как недуг,
Отчаянье твой мучит дух.


2. Вдали от Бога ты несчастен,

Не видишь цели жизни ты,

И труд твой тягостный направлен,

Лишен разумной красоты.

Вдали от Бога все мечта

И все пустая суета.


3. Вдали от Бога скрыта тайной

Любовь для духа твоего;

Любовь ты знаешь, как случайный

Дар человека самого.
Любви же вечной и святой

Не знает дух унылый твой.


4. Вдали от Бога час разлуки

Со всем, что дорого ценил,

Для сердца полон страшной муки

И одиночество сверх сил.

Но для того разлуки нет,

Кто со Христом вступил в завет.


5. Вдали от Бога смерть для тела -

Ужасный призрак для тебя;

Своей душою закоснелой

Ты видишь в ней конец бытья.

А в Боге смерть - лишь дар благой
И путь к Отчизне дорогой.


6. Вдали от Бога бродишь бедный,

Но, как Фома, ты подойди

К рукам Христа в крови победной,

К Его израненной груди.

Приди, взгляни с надеждой, друг,
И стань в ряды Господних слуг.

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