It’s doubtful any player will take a knee on Thursday night for the Washington Redskins vs. the New York Giants in their battle for first place in the NFC East.
The Washington Redskins and New York Giants are both 2-2, but the Giants hold a half-game lead on the Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Also in a surprising twist, the Redskins are 2-1 on the road this season while the Giants are 0-3.
FOX NFL SUNDAY analyst Jess Cárdenas and model Magdalena Eriksson spoke to QB Alex Smith and WR Paul Richardson, who sat out against the Carolina Panthers, about facing the Giants on Thursday night.
In Week 5, the Redskins and Giants clash for the first time since the Thanksgiving Day showdown in 2016 in New York.
Newszine.com has a piece on how Alex Smith and Paul Richardson are doing it for “The Baby Giants.” Read below:
On taking the knee on Thanksgiving Day, “We wanted to stand, but we felt like our voice really needed to be heard,” said Richardson. “We wanted to say that we are willing to take a knee to bring awareness, that we are willing to be guys that will have these conversations and try to start these conversations.” It didn’t make any waves at the time, but the changes in U.S. society and the fact that it seemed like people were feeling that they didn’t understand what they were seeing or experiencing and had questions, and they were both united in doing what was right and what they felt like was the right thing to do. “A lot of stuff is a hidden consciousness, so we decided to show it in a more obvious way, but we hope that when people watch the game Thursday night, they understand that there is a lot going on in society and that football can be used to bring awareness to it,” said Richardson.
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