Former Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins was recently present outside the African American Museum in Philadelphia at a Divine Nine march. He talked about various things like how everything has changed in two years. Malcolm Jenkins compared his situation to an incident that was held two years ago. Malcolm Jenkins had stood in front of the NovaCare Complex, holding the placards regarding the police brutality and statistics of the cash bill in front of some reporters.
According to a video posted by ESPN NFL, Malcolm Jenkins stated, “On this very day two years ago, I stood in front of my locker, facing a crowd of reporters. And as I peacefully protested, I held a sign that said ‘You aren’t listening.’ And at that time, the country had been willfully ignoring the cries of black communities as it has done for decades and centuries. We’ve continued on our path towards normalcy with slow, small steps toward change. Well, I think the people have made themselves clear that right now is when we want that change. Our voices will no longer be ignored. So I say it again: I hope that we have your attention.”
Malcolm Jenkins is currently signed to the New Orleans Saints. He was made a free agent by Eagles after contributing for the six seasons with them. In Philadelphia during the protests, he was joined by a group of players including Rodney McLeod, Brandon Brooks, and Jake Elliott.
Earlier this week, Malcolm had been in the news as he had slammed Saints QB Drew Brees on Twitter. Drew Brees had stated that peaceful demonstrations against the injustice and cops’ brutality during the national anthem is disrespectful for the United States military and the national flag.
Malcolm Jenkins had uploaded a video that was later on deleted where he called his former Saints’ teammates’ comments insensitive. He said, “It’s unfortunate because I considered you a friend, I looked up to you as somebody I had a great deal of respect for, but sometimes you should shut up,”.