Michael Bennett announced after Sunday’s game that he has found a supporter. The Seahawks defensive lineman – and brother of Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett – said he was honored by a gesture of support he received Sunday from a Vietnam War veteran.
According to Bennett (careful vouching for the honesty of any words following that phrase), the man approached him on the field at Levi’s Stadium after Seattle’s win over the 49’ers and handed Bennett what he said was his unit coin from Vietnam.
“He was telling me about the POWs and the people missing in action. He gave that to me, says he loves everything I stand for. That’s just an honor to be able to get something like that. That’s a big deal.” – Michael Bennett
Bennett could have offered the coin back, but what NFL player turns down any offering that could be resold on eBay for a tidy profit?
Michael Bennett shares Army unit coin he got from a Vietnam vet after game. Seahawks DE sat for anthem after honoring military recent weeks. pic.twitter.com/jVjXsbS1LM
— Janie McCauley (@JanieMcCAP) November 27, 2017
So just to summarize, over 9 million men and women were militarily involved in the Vietnam War, and after weeks of treating the Kneel-tional Anthem like a church service, choosing to stand, then sit, then kneel, then stand, then sit yet again, Bennett found one guy in the pool of 9 million who says his actions are okay. Alrighty then. I guess we can close the book on that one and move on to the next asshole.