Doug Pederson didn’t want to spend a lot of time talking about the White House controversy this morning.
And Malcolm Jenkins didn’t want to talk about it all, remaining completely silent and instead holding up signs at his locker with various messages for President Trump and critics of the demonstrations that started with Colin Kaepernick.
Here are some of the signs, which mention Kaepernick, teammate Chris Long, and other Eagles and NFL players who have been at the forefront of the social justice movement:
Malcolm Jenkins responded to questions today by holding up a series of signs. He did not speak. Here are a few. pic.twitter.com/I01lfMwVgq
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) June 6, 2018
Some of the signs had statistics and crime numbers written down:
— Evan Macy (@evan_macy) June 6, 2018
Another example: pic.twitter.com/s5wnW8xutg
— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) June 6, 2018
Reporters tried to ask questions in between sign-switching, which was met with silence.
Instead of speaking, Malcolm Jenkins holds up signs at his locker to get his message across. pic.twitter.com/mg9JdhFgYZ
— Sheil Kapadia (@SheilKapadia) June 6, 2018
Jenkins is a team captain and the strongest locker room voice on social issues. He doesn’t kneel for the national anthem, but instead raises a fist during the pregame playing of the song.