Oh Say Can You... Sit?
Colin Kaepernick shocked fans on Friday in the 49ers game against the Packers, before the football game even started. The 49ers quarterback sat during the national anthem while the rest of the arena stood. Seen as a sign of disrespect by many, Kaepernick stated that he was protesting the national anthem. In an interview Kaepernick said, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way.” Responses to his protest seem mixed, though the NFL is not happy with him.
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