Tampa Bay Lightning player J.T. Brown has been raising a fist during the national anthem since Oct. 7. On Thursday, he announced that he was ending his protest and putting his energy toward doing real work in the community.
Brown posted his statement on Twitter on Thursday afternoon:
Here’s what’s next. pic.twitter.com/IoXeUkacUZ
— Jt brownov (@JTBrown23) October 18, 2017
Brown used the protest to draw attention to the issue of police brutality, but instead of getting hung up on a public display, he’s now building relationships with the people who can make a difference. – READ MORE[contentcards url=”http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/10/19/an-nhl-player-ended-his-anthem-protests-in-the-most-productive-way-possible/” target=”_blank”]