Jackson to wear custom cleats in protest

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - Through the first two weeks of the season, the Washington Redskins remained relatively silent on the National Anthem protests, until its game against New York.

When the National Anthem played, four Redskins players, DeSean Jackson, Niles Paul, Rashad Ross and Greg Toler, raised their fists in the air.

Jackson plans to continue to draw attention to the issue by wearing custom cleats during Washington’s game against the Cleveland Browns, TMZ reported.

Jackson is no stranger to flashy footwear, but these he had customized to display yellow caution tape.

“I’ve seen enough yellow caution tape and it’s time for a stand and a change in our community and society,” Jackson told TMZ.

Jackson also said he is coming up with a “master plan” to start a movement.

“Senseless killings have been ongoing for a while and police brutality in our black community. As a young black leader with a stage and platform I’m starting awareness to help prevent these killings, and hopefully get justice to these cops who have taken lives of innocent human beings,” he said.

See photos of the cleats here.


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