Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield says he will be taking a knee during the National Anthem this season. When a fan asked Mayfield if he would kneel, Mayfield responded with his stance.

Baker Mayfield, National Anthem, KneelAndy Lyons / Getty Images

"Please tell Browns fans you’re not going to be kneeling this season," the fan commented on Instagram. 

"Pull your head out. I absolutely am," Mayfield responded. 

Later, Mayfield posted a lengthy statement regarding the situation on his IG Story.

"Everybody so upset about my comment doesn't understand the reasoning behind kneeling in the first place... Nate and Kap came to an agreement that kneeling was the most respectful way to support our military while also standing up for equality," Mayfield wrote. "I have the utmost respect for our military, cops, and people that serve OUR country. It's about equality and everybody being treated the same because we are all human. It's been ignored for too long and that is my fault as well for not becoming more educated and staying silent.

"If I lose fans, that's okay. I've always spoken my mind. And that's from the heart," he added.

Texans Head Coach Bill O'Brien recently said that he will also kneel during the anthem with his players.

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