Atlanta Falcons Head Coach Who Marched With BLM to be Fired After 0-5 Start to Season

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.

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.

Falcons players took a knee during the kickoff at the first game and some have kneeled or raised a fist during the national anthem of games so far. They also have stood arm in arm for the anthem.

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