By Terry James
BLOOMINGTON – The two Illinois Wesleyan University football players who took a knee during the national anthem are explaining their decision.
Jamal Jackson and Quincy Butler took the stand during last Saturday’s football game. Butler told WJBC’s Eric Stock, if you have questions – ask.
“If it really bothers you that much, like I really want them to feel comfortable coming up to me and talking,” said Butler. “That’s ultimately the goal you want to have.”
Jackson said curiosity about their actions is a good thing as he feels he has been mistreated as a black man.
“The conversation begins when we upset people enough to where they want to stand up against us so we can tell them what we are not standing up for,” said Jackson.
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