Baker Mayfield is no stranger to the spotlight. The third-year Browns quarterback made headlines Saturday, stating on his social media that he would be taking a knee during the National Anthem in the upcoming 2020 NFL season.
Browns’ QB Baker Mayfield responding to a fan on IG: pic.twitter.com/JCgvE4EmlW
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 13, 2020
In a reply to a fan on his Instagram page, Mayfield responded “I absolutely am” when a fan asked if he was going to take a knee during the Anthem this season in protest to social injustice in America. He would then share on his Instagram story that he did not care if he “loses fans” over his decision, stating that it was “from the heart.”
Baker Mayfield explains why he’ll be kneeling during the national anthem.He says he doesn’t care if he loses fans because of it. pic.twitter.com/c7Fh4dljfa
— ESPN (@espn) June 13, 2020