Colin Kaepernick refuses to stand for the national anthem again

Sep 11, 2016, 01:24
Colin Kaepernick refuses to stand for the national anthem again

According to an NFL.com report, Kaepernick and Reid discussed their joint protest extensively before the game.

"It was nice to see him give a little ground here to show he was willing to take a step forward and listen".

The 49ers quarterback doubled-down and took a knee during the anthem prior to Thursday night's preseason game in San Diego.

Colin Kaepernick continued his stance against violence and race matters in America on Thursday night by kneeling during the national anthem before the San Francisco 49ers-San Diego Chargers' preseason game.

Afterward, Kaepernick asked Boyer to join him on the sideline, where the quarterback made a decision to kneel instead of sit during the anthem.

The Southern California city has a strong military population and fans were not impressed, as boos and heckles were heard both during their protest and whenever the visiting QB had the ball, People reported.

Vietnam veteran C.C. Long says Kaepernick is free to sit, stand or kneel because of vets who fought for that freedom.

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane became the latest NFL player to stay seated during the national anthem, doing so ahead of Thursday night's preseason game against the Raiders in Oakland.

SAN DIEGO - On Tuesday afternoon, a reporter asked San Francisco 49ers coach Chip Kelly if Colin Kaepernick was one of the two best quarterbacks on the roster. He said that while Lane's choice was an individual one, the team has supported the individuals that make up their roster. "And once we admit that we can deal with it, we can fix them and we can make this country and these communities a better place".

In his second consecutive week of protest, Kaepernick was joined at his side by teammate Eric Reid.

It was a solid game for Kaepernick at a very crucial time.

"I was in the Navy and I saw men and women bleed and die for this flag", Uzcategui said. "It's not right that they're not put in the position to succeed, or given the opportunities to succeed", he concluded. "There are a lot of issues that need to be talked about". Join the many men and women who demonstrate their love and loyalty to this country by doing, not protesting against a fellow citizen who is expressing his rights. "We have cops in the SFPD that are blatantly racist, and those issues need to be addressed", he said.

Kaepernick has received some celebrity support, as well.

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