Browns reportedly will make a pregame statement about racial inequality

The short video, just less than a minute in length, featured messages from several players, including Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas, quarterback DeShone Kizer, linebackers Jamie Collins and Christian Kirksey, and coach Hue Jackson.

"We're so fortunate to be living in a country like this where we can celebrate all of our differences", the video begins.

The Cleveland Browns, the one NFL team that has been the most demonstrably vocal in support of Colin Kaepernick's principled stance against inequality American policing, played a video before the start of the National Anthem in its first game of the season on Sunday.

That protest, however, clearly didn't discourage the Browns, who continued to deliver their message with pride Sunday.

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Following the largest National Anthem protest in the National Football League during the preseason, the Cleveland Browns came under intense scrutiny from the union representing the Cleveland Police Department.

In the days following the Browns players' prayer, Cleveland police announced they would not participate in the pregame anthem ceremony on Week 1. "We did it as respectfully as possible, and we respect everything that happened with things in the military". They first met with owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam and later with Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams and other officers to develop a "neighborhood plan".

After the players protested before the Giants game, team leader Christian Kirksey told reporters, "We did it out of respect".

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