Broncos’ Brandon Marshall receives racist, threatening letter

In this Sept. 18, 2016, file photo, Denver Broncos inside linebacker Brandon Marshall takes a knee during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Denver. Marshall posted a racist, threatening letter he received denouncing him for taking a knee during the anthem earlier this season.

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In this Sept. 18, 2016, file photo, Denver Broncos inside linebacker Brandon Marshall takes a knee during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Denver. Marshall posted a racist, threatening letter he received denouncing him for taking a knee during the anthem earlier this season.

Credit: Associated Press/Jack Dempsey

Credit: Associated Press/Jack Dempsey

Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall, explaining that he wanted to expose the racism that exists in society, posted on social media a racist, profanity laced letter that denounced him for taking a knee during the national anthem earlier this season.
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Marshall told The Associated Press and other media outlets that he received the letter a couple of weeks ago and turned it over to the team's security department. The team also has been in contact with the NFL and local law enforcement. Marshall posted copies of the letter on his Instagram account.

Marshall posted the letter written along with his caption: “The hatred by some against people of color is one of the reasons we are where we're at in the world today, and they wonder why we feel the way we do and take the stances that we take.”
"I just wanted to expose that racism still exists," Marshall told reporters in the locker room Friday. "I wanted to expose that people still hate each other. We still hate each other, whether it's because of your belief system or the color of your skin, whatever the case may be."
Marshall said he quickly received hundreds of messages of support, although one detractor suggested he shouldn't have posted it because it gave voice to the author.

"No, I did the right thing because it needs to be seen," Marshall said.

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