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 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.

  • European captain names wild cards ahead of Golf Ryder Cup

    Clarke described the inclusion of Westwood and Kaymer as 'obvious choices, ' while admitting his difficulty over the final pick. Clarke confirmed at the event, that the final wildcard was down to a battle between Pieters and Scotland's Russell Knox.

    ITT Tech shuts campuses after federal aid sanctions

    As for the students ITT Tech left behind, they are left with student loans and credits that most likely will not transfer. ITT's shutdown will - nationally - cost more than 8,000 employees their jobs and affect about 35,000 students.
    Hanjin Shipping edges closer to court receivership

    Hanjin Shipping edges closer to court receivership

    Another vessel, the Hanjin Rome, was seized in Singapore late on Monday by a creditor, according to court information. Shares of Hanjin Shipping stopped being traded on Tuesday after plunging as much as 26 percent upon the news.
  • Lady Gaga Announces Collaboration With Florence Welch

    Her last solo album was 2013′s Artpop and the following year she collaborated with Tony Bennett on the album Cheek to Cheek . Correction: A previous version of this article referred to " Till it Happens to You " as an Academy Award-winning song.

    Bangladesh factory explosion kills 25 people, critically injures 70

    The BBC reported that the four-story tall Tampaco Foils Limited factory in Bangladesh is located near the large city of Dhaka. Officials said the dead bodies were at a Tongi hospital, DMCH and at the Adhunik Medical College Hospital near Dhaka.

    Porcello gets 20th win, Red Sox rout Blue Jays 13-3

    Upton got a derisive round of applause from the crowd of 46,953 when he cleanly fielded Bogaerts' single later in the fourth. And, after Boston's 13-3 win over the Blue Jays on Friday, the outfield tested it out. "It was the debut of the Ski Jump".
  • Cazorla penalty gives Arsenal late win over Southampton

    The home side sought an immediate response, with Theo Walcott nodding over, and soon found it in breath-taking fashion. With 66 minutes gone, Long then missed a glorious opportunity to regain the lead.
    Tom Hiddleston's friends reveal HE broke up with Taylor Swift

    Tom Hiddleston's friends reveal HE broke up with Taylor Swift

    Hiddleston reported asked Swift to be his date for the Emmys on September xx and that didn't sit well with her. The going rumor is Swift dumped Hiddleston because he wanted to make their relationship a public affair.
    UN Security Council Condemns North Korea Missile Tests

    UN Security Council Condemns North Korea Missile Tests

    Leader Kim Jong-Un described the August test as the "greatest success" and said it put the USA mainland within striking range. This anxious many South Koreans because submarine-based missiles are harder to detect before launch than land-based weapons.
  • Jeff Hendrick has no plans on becoming goal shy after Serbia goal

    Referee Victor Kassai is to hold a pitch inspection ahead of the Republic of Ireland's World Cup qualifier against Serbia in Belgrade tonight.
    Senior Commander of Syrian militant group killed in Aleppo

    Senior Commander of Syrian militant group killed in Aleppo

    He said the raid on Thursday targeted a meeting that would plan a fresh rebel offensive "to break the re-besieging of Aleppo". The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the dead included four children and that 30 people were wounded.
    Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares win US Open doubles title

    Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares win US Open doubles title

    Note: Carreno Busta and Garcia-Lopez beat fellow Spaniards Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez 6-3 7-6 (7-4) in the second semi-final. However, he tasted a bitter defeat with then-partner John Peers in the men's doubles final at the All England Club last summer.