Look out, there’s yet another NFL football star that’s choosing to take a seat during the national anthem.

Michael Bennet, who plays defense for the Seattle Seahawks, chose not to stand during Sunday’s pre-season NFL game. The player states that he chose to stay sitting due to the recent racial clashings and white supremacy rallies occurring in Charlottesville, VA.

However, that’s not all. Bennet also made a statement proclaiming that the protest was also “due to events that occurred the last couple months,” in addition to the white supremacy rallies. Although Bennet has not made a clarifying statement, it is clear he feels strongly about this decision.

According to The Hill:

A player for the Seattle Seahawks says the violent clashes during a white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, Va., largely motivated him to not stand for the national anthem during a pre-season NFL game on Sunday.

Michael Bennett, a defensive end, said he decided to protest during the anthem due to events that occurred “the last couples of months, especially after the last couple of days with everything in Virginia.”

A white supremacist rally in Charlottesville Saturday resulted in large-scale clashes between the demonstrators and counterprotesters. One person died and at least 19 were injured when a car was driven into counterprotesters; the alleged driver of the car, 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr., who drove from Ohio to Charlottesville to participate in the demonstration, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

“First of all, I want people to understand that I love the military,” he said.

“My father’s in the military. I love hot dogs like any other American. I love football like any other American. But I don’t love segregation. I don’t love riots or oppression,” Bennett said. ESPN first highlighted his remarks.

Bennett, who sat with a towel over his head during the anthem, said he will continue to sit during the national anthem and “use this platform to continuously push the message of that.”

“I just want to see people have the equality that they deserve,” he said. “Just because they are different doesn’t mean you shouldn’t like them.”

One of Bennett’s former teammates, Marshawn Lynch, similarly sat through the national anthem one day before Bennett decided to do so, according to reports.

 According to the article, Bennet’s teammates were not aware that he was planning on not standing during the national anthem. However, he did make a statement so as to not distract the players on his team (or on the other team) while he sat.

Protests have been happening more and more during the national anthem. For example, just last year Colin Kapernick (former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers) took a knee during the anthem.

However, this move did not go without its consequences. Because of Kapernick’s actions, he is now a free agent, and other teams are reluctant to bring him on.