Debra Messing son sits for the national anthem

It is not only athletes who are waging peaceful protests against police brutality while showing their support for the Black Lives Matter movement by taking a knee for the national anthem.

The young son of Will & Grace star Debra Messing is also taking a stand the actress revealed on Instagram, recounting what happened when she and her 13-year-old Roman recently attended a New York Rangers game. 

'"Please stand for the Star Spangled Banner." Son: "Mom, I want to sit down in protest. Can we do that?" Me: "Yes, honey. We can do that,"' wrote Messing.

She then added: 'Who’s crying? I’m not crying. #BLM'

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Proud mama: The Will & Grace actress, 49, says she was brought to tears when her son Roman, 13, asked if they could sit for the national anthem (Debra and Roman above)

Proud mama: The Will & Grace actress, 49, says she was brought to tears when her son Roman, 13, asked if they could sit for the national anthem (Debra and Roman above)

Peaceful protest: The teenager asked his mother this while the two were attending a New York Rangers game over the holidays

Peaceful protest: The teenager asked his mother this while the two were attending a New York Rangers game over the holidays

In the accompanying photo Roman could be seen with his hand place over his heart in salute of the flag but sitting in his seat. 

He was also still wearing his baseball cap for the anthem, though it was unclear if that was intentional and done on purpose as well or if the young teen simple forgot to take it off his head.

Messing did not show herself sitting during

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