In June, Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn was seen marching with Black Lives Matter protesters in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta.
Today, his firing has been all but finalized after an 0-5 start to the season and an announcement could come Monday or Tuesday, according to The Athletic.
The Falcons' firing of Dan Quinn has been all but finalized and an announcement could come Monday or Tuesday, a source told @TheAthletic. The Falcons have started 0-5 for the first time since 1997 and Quinn is 14-23 since 2018. @TheAthleticNFL— Jeff Schultz (@JeffSchultzATL) October 11, 2020
Atlanta was the site of destructive riots at the end of May, not even two weeks before Quinn was seen walking with the protest.
Quinn, along with several Falcons coaches, executives and players, took part in the march called “Buckhead4BlackLives” on June 7th to the Georgia governor’s mansion.
Quinn told D. Orlando Ledbetter about the protest, “Yeah, the locker room is a special place. But I also recognize that not everybody has the same experience when they leave the locker room, and I hate that. That’s not OK.”
On June 16th, with Ledbetter again reporting, Quinn said “hell yeah” he would offer his support “if and when the players choose to protest, in whatever way they choose,” which would include kneeling.
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