Arizona Cardinals star quarterback Carson Palmer says he was surprised by how much support he received during the national anthem before his game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
Palmer, who is also the owner of the team, was booed for the first time since the start of the season.
In an interview with ESPN’s John Clayton on Monday, Palmer said the NFL should be more transparent and open about its players protesting during the anthem.
“You’re always going to hear from people who are fans that they were just in awe of that and they’re going to say, ‘Wow, Carson Palmer is doing this,'” Palmer said.
“And I was like, ‘Well, we’re not the first people to do that.
So, what’s the problem?'”
Palmer added, “That’s a problem, and I think the NFL has got to be more open about that.
I’m glad it’s happening.”
Palmer also said he’s disappointed that there were fewer people booing him at home.
“I mean, I don’t want to see it go to the level where they booed people,” he said.
The Seahawks’ Carson Palmer was booing during the National Anthem.
Palmer’s comments come as the NFL continues to fight for its players to protest during the Anthem.
(Associated Press) Palmer said he and the Seahawks were also “very respectful of each other and the way the anthem is played, and how it’s been played in the past, and all that kind of stuff.”
He also said the team would continue to protest for the anthem if he decided to stay home.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has said that players who don’t participate in the anthem will be suspended.
But Palmer said during the interview that the league should take a more proactive approach to player protests.
Palmer said his team is planning on protesting with other teams for the national flag on the field during the game. “
They’ve got to make sure that they’re really looking into how to keep people out of that.”
Palmer said his team is planning on protesting with other teams for the national flag on the field during the game.
“We’re going with other players, because we’ve been having some issues with them not doing that,” Palmer added.
“So, we’ll see.”
The Arizona Cardinals, who won their fifth straight game, have won five in a row, with Palmer leading the way with nine touchdown passes and a team-best 26 touchdown passes.
The Cardinals have won their past seven games.