HOUSTON — Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien confirmed Friday that he will join players in taking a knee during the national anthem before games this upcoming season.
The kneeling is a protest of racial injustice seen across the country.
It's not yet known if the entire team will also take a knee, however.
One Twitter user tweeted, "Pretty sure you won’t see @JJWatt taking a knee..."
A) don’t speak for me
B) if you still think it’s about disrespecting the flag or our military, you clearly haven’t been listening
The user who sent the original tweet about Watt has now locked down their account, setting it to private.
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, who has been very visible in the streets during the recent protests, responded to the Twitter thread. He thanked Watt for being a "leader on and off the field":