Baltimore Ravens national anthem singer Joey Odoms resigned Tuesday night following three years with the team. “Dear Ravens Flock,” Odoms posted on social media. “I am resigning a… - From New York Post
The people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting at the Ravens organization have been nothing but nice to me, however the tone/actions of a large number of NFL fans in the midst of our country’s cultural crisis, have convinced me that I do not belong there.” The decision comes two days after several Ravens, including Terrell Suggs, Mike Wallace and former star Ray Lewis, took a knee during the anthem ahead of Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium in London, following President Trump’s critical remarks, in which he urged NFL owners to fire players who refused to stand for the flag and anthem.
Odoms is an Army veteran and a member of the Maryland Army National Guard.
He later shared an additional message on Instagram, noting, “Fans who attack players for protesting, (a right in which I fought to defend) but are simply not interested in understanding why, is the reason I am resigning.””Someone once told me to always ‘go where you’re welcomed,'” Odoms continued.
Odoms first expressed his desire to become the Ravens’ anthem singer to head coach John Harbaugh in early 2013, when Harbaugh visited Odoms’ base in Afghanistan.
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