I'm old enough the Rams protest immediately reminded me of the scene at the 1968 Olympics. Will cause as big a freak? pic.twitter.com/qGI9JQMIjp
— Billmon (@billmon1) November 30, 2014
Well, it got noticed…
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) December 1, 2014
Hat tip to valued commentor LAMH36 for the second tweet. As the Washington Post explains it:
The St. Louis Rams made a silent statement about the decision by a Ferguson, Mo., grand jury not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, last August.
The decision has sparked protests around the country, but especially in Ferguson, which is just a few miles from the Rams’ Edward Jones Dome in downtown St. Louis. On Sunday, as they ran onto the field to play the Oakland Raiders, Rams players raised their arms in a “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture…