Houston Texans receiver Kenny Stills on Tuesday showed off his new ink — a tattoo down his right leg depicting modern-day “Black Lives Matter” protesters and civil rights-era demonstrators fighting against school segregation.
The 28-year-old NFL star shared an image of the new tattoo on his Instagram account.
The piece depicts Black protesters holding signs reading “We Protest School Segregation,” “Stop Killing Us” and “Say Their Names,” along with an image of two holding hands.
The Houston Chronicle reported that the new tattoo was added to the same leg where Stills already had a tattoo of civil rights icon Rep. John LewisJohn LewisDemocrats make voting rights push ahead of Senate consideration Clyburn says he 'wholeheartedly' endorses Biden's voting rights remarks Romney: I never got a call from White House to discuss voting rights MORE (D-Ga.), as well as a tattoo of the famous 1968 photo of a Memphis protester holding a sign that reads, “I Am A Man.”
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Stills has long been vocal about his political views and the causes he supports, such as fighting racial inequality and police brutality, throughout his time playing for the league.
While playing for the Miami Dolphins in 2016, he joined former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in kneeling during the national anthem before games to protest the treatment of people of color in the United States — and he has continued to do so since joining the Texans in 2019.
The player captured headlines in August after he called out Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross over plans to host a campaign fundraiser for President TrumpDonald TrumpWendy Sherman takes leading role as Biden's 'hard-nosed' Russia negotiator Senate needs to confirm Deborah Lipstadt as antisemitism envoy — Now Former acting Defense secretary under Trump met with Jan. 6 committee: report MORE, a move he allegedly received death threats for.