Sits Out Nat’l Anthem at BIG3 Game
After Charlottesville Attack
8/13/2017 2:55 PM PDT
Jesse Williams refused to stand for the National Anthem while attending a BIG3 game this weekend … and it appears to be in direct response to the Charlottesville attack.
Jesse was at the Staples Center in L.A. Sunday, sitting in for a round of games between 8 teams for Ice Cube‘s basketball tournament … but during the anthem, the “Grey’s Anatomy” star parked it.
While sitting court side, Jesse posted a video during the song with a caption that said “We’ll stand when you do…” — which seems to be aimed at President Trump. The Prez was criticized Saturday for not directly calling out white nationalists who were at the center of the violence.
— jesse Williams. (@iJesseWilliams) August 12, 2017
Marshawn Lynch also sat out the National Anthem this weekend during a pre-season game with the Oakland Raiders … although it’s unclear if his sitting was in response to Charlottesville.