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Chiefs' Marcus Peters drawing attention for political statements

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Following the win against the Jets, Marcus Peters wore a Black Panthers shirt.  (AP Photo) Following the win against the Jets, Marcus Peters wore a Black Panthers shirt.  (AP Photo)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

The Kansas City Chiefs' defense is the talk of the town after a dominant performance against the New York Jets. 

One player, in particular, is being discussed for his actions off the gridiron. 

Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters had two interceptions in the team's 24-3 win against the Jets. Peters now has 12 interceptions in 21 games with the Chiefs.

But some of Peters' political statements are also drawing attention. 

Before the season opener against the Chargers on Sept. 11, Peters raised his first during the National Anthem. Peters later expressed solidarity with other NFL players who protested during the anthem. 

Following the win against the Jets, Peters wore a Black Panthers shirt. 

Some Chiefs fans say they don't like those statements. 

"I think NFL players should keep some of that to themselves," said fan Matthew Gush. 

Others say Peters has the right to express his views. 

"I think you embrace it," said Bobby Dixon. "I think he loves America and loves our nation, but the treatment of him and some of our black brothers is rough. I appreciate Peters standing up for what he believes in."

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