As many in the NFL take a knee for the National Anthem, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and wide receiver Chris Hogan had other ideas.
The Patriots team honored near 200 members of the military before Sunday’s game where the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 23 – 7.
Brady and Hogan made their way over to the military members and gave them high fives.
— SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) October 23, 2017
The idea to have the military honored before the game was that of active duty Navy member, and Patriots long snapper Joe Cardona, according to 247 Sports.
The move came days after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell met with NFL owners and announced he would not force players to stand for the National Anthem.
The gesture was celebrated on social media.
Greeting the real hero’s of America!!!
— Ed Green (@ed37641) October 23, 2017
That’s why Brady is GOAT! He’s knows to Honor the Military!?
— ImNamedJames (@ImNamedJames) October 23, 2017
Thats how its done, give respect and thanks cause without them we wouldn’t be where we are
— Tyler karol (@Tk6854) October 23, 2017
Classy act. I am guessing they both stood for the National Anthem. ?
— JR. Strait (@ananke2020) October 23, 2017
Way to go Guys. You stand taller than cry babies who want to disrespect our country and kill pro football. I salute you.
— Murph (@eltm126) October 23, 2017
Football heroes greeting American heroes.
— Eric Radford (@etradford) October 23, 2017
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