ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Broncos linebacker, who earlier this season took a knee during the national anthem before several games, posted two photos to social media Friday of a letter he said he received that contained profanity and racist language.
"The hatred by some against people of color is one of the reasons we are where we're at in the world today, and they wonder why we feel the way we do and take the stances that we take," Marshall wrote on Instagram. "I received this letter at work."
The two-page letter, which was handwritten and in capital letters, read:
Hello Mr. Marshall
How are you? You are a great football player Mr. Marshall. No you are not!! You are a worthless f****** n***** who is a spoiled f****** j******!! If you are sooo unhappy with American, turn in your "millions" and move back to the jungle, you f****** gor****/mon***!! We hate you and your "kind" of n******!! You black f***** porch m*****. Your name should be Sas***. Your time going coming. Watch you n*****!!
Go back to Africa you "mud p****"
You give a bad name to good black folk by your j****** actions. We are "channeling" a devastating hard hit for you!! Something to make you an invalid in a wheel chair!! HHA HA HA HA HA HA
Watch our n**** it's a comin!
Marshall said he released it to let people know that racism still exists.
“I wanted to show that racism still exists. A lot of people think it’s over but it still exists," Marshall said, adding the letter was “disheartening, deplorable, you could use a bunch of words for it.”
Marshall said he turned it over to the Broncos and NFL security.
"It’s not going to spook me," he said.
After San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started to sit out the national anthem , then later kneel, when the national anthem is played before games, Marshall joined in, agreeing to protest what Kaepernick deems are wrongdoings against African-Americans and minorities in the U.S.
Marshall first took a knee in the Broncos’ opener against the Carolina Panthers on Sept. 8. He ended the protest on Nov. 6 before a game against the Oakland Raiders.
On Sept. 9, Air Academy Federal Credit Union said it was ending its relationship with Marshall. Then, CenturyLink terminated its contract with Marshall. A sporting goods store canceled an in-store appearance.