Don’t let them bully you for doing what YOU believe in. Jesus, and I had respect for this guy, too.
I mean…why should he feel bad? He was simply practicing the same right that his team mates practiced when they knelt. Now if they or any gives him shit for that but bitches because the president dumped the central figure of this “movement” then they’re hypocrites.
His team mates weren’t kneeling though. Everyone was supposed to be out standing together but he got there a bit faster than the others and didn’t notice there weren’t there until after the anthem. He’s saying he feels bad that people interpreted this as him separating himself from his team when he didn’t intend that. His team mates were in the tunnel behind him but they couldn’t get into position because they stopped moving when the anthem started. You can see them in the background from this angle.