With an N95 mask covering half his face and making him more incognito than he already was trying to be, Kam Chancellor stepped back.
“The Enforcer” yielded entirely on this day.
The preeminent strong safety of his time, the former soul of the Seahawks who retired after a neck injury in 2017, politely refused a couple of people who were seeking his autograph. He let his wife take over.
“We have to make sure that when this walk is done, our fight for justice isn’t,” Tiffany Chancellor said into a microphone in front of a couple hundred Seahawks’ players and wives, plus coach Pete Carroll, general manager John Schneider, team vice chair Bert Kolde and families at Aubrey Davis Park on Mercer Island Saturday.
They were there for their Bridge to the Future march. Tiffany Chancellor and Nathalie Wright, wife of Seahawks Pro Bowl veteran linebacker K.J. Wright, led the organizing of it.
Their cause: to call for racial equality, and to further the movement sweeping the nation, among Blacks plus more and more whites, in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death.
We have to keep fighting for equality, fighting for justice,” Tiffany Chancellor said.
She was not shouting. She spoke in a firm, purposeful voice.
“This march is so much more than a march. It is a call to action,” she said. “So today I am asking all of you to make a few vows with me.
“We must vow to teach our children that differences in people are beautiful and something to be celebrated.”